CAIRO, 4 March. /TASS/. The work plan on the safety in Egyptian airports is more than 90% left to finalize. This was stated to journalists by the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko on the results of negotiations with Chairman of the Egyptian Parliament, Ali Abdel Alem.
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The Senator noted that the aviation authorities of Russia and Egypt “enormous work has been done” to implement a joint plan to ensure security in the airports of Egypt.
“I can say that this plan is more than 90%. Not completed until the end only four positions of this great plan,” – said Matvienko.
As noted by the speaker of the Federation Council, Russia is waiting for the Egyptian side of the signal that demands for the last four positions of the plan is executed. According to her, immediately after that, a group of Russian experts will come to Egypt and give a final conclusion.
Matvienko also said that on March 2 the government of Russia approved the Protocol, which Russia and Egypt needs to sign to restore air service. She stressed that Russia after the largest in the history of the crash can not afford to turn a blind eye even on the smallest issues in the sphere of safety of flights and passengers. “There are no trifles,” said she.
According to the head of the Federation Council, the flights to Egypt may be restored “in the short term”, and the parliamentarians of the two countries will facilitate this in every way. The speaker also noted that the Egyptian counterpart of “pressure” on her in this matter.
Negotiations on the resumption of air links with Egypt lasts from the end of 2015. The air service was discontinued in November 2015 after the terrorist attack on the plane “Kogalymavia”, which was flying from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Petersburg.