Sisi: Egypt ‘ready to cooperate’ to ensure tourists’ security

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) meets Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi outside of 10 Downing Street in London, Britain November 5, 2015. (Reuters)

Egypt is “completely ready” to work together with its partners to protect foreign tourists, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday after meeting British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Following talks in Downing Street, Sisi said he was “completely ready to co-operate with all of our friends” to ensure the safety of foreign tourists as fears grew that a weekend plane crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula may have been caused by a bomb.

Sisi said that the UK requested information on Egypt’s airports’ security 10 months ago.

Cameron, meanwhile, said Britain is working extensively together with Egypt on Sharm al-Sheikh crash.

However, Egypt’s Tourism Minister Hesham Zaazou said on Thursday that Britain’s decision to suspend flights from the Sinai Peninsula following the Russian plane crash there was unjustified and called for an immediate rethink.

“The decision is unjustified and carries a lot of question marks,” he said in remarks on the state news agency MENA.

(With AFP, Reuters)

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