Minister of Aviation Sherif Fathy met with a Russian delegation of security experts in Cairo on Wednesday night upon their arrival.
The delegation reviewed with Fathy the action plan for resuming direct flights between both countries, following the Russian aeroplane crash in October 2015.
The delegation arrived from Moscow on Wednesday to meet with an array of Egyptian officials in the civil aviation sector.
The delegation is scheduled to tour Cairo International airport’s arrival and departure halls in order to examine the security procedures and the equipment used, as well as the entire security plan for the airport, according to state-run news agency MENA. The report also mentioned that the four-member delegation travelled to Cairo via Rome.
A Russian Metrojet flight crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on 31 October 2015 resulting in the death of all 224 passengers and crew on board. Shortly after, Russia decided to suspend its direct flights to Cairo and Red Sea cities as the plane crashed after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh airport.