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Sisi: Egypt’s tourism industry expected to recover in near future

Enfidha International Airport in Tunisia [file photo]
Enfidha International Airport in Tunisia [file photo]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has said that he expects Egypt’s tourism industry to recover following a number of security related incidents, including the bombing of a Russian passenger plane.

During a discussion with the chief editors of the national newspapers, Sisi pointed to new signs of hope for the return of Russian tourism to Egypt, noting the strong relationship between the two countries.

He also said that he is in regular communication with the British prime minister, claiming talks on the issue of the return of British tourism to Egypt were positive.

Chairman of the Chamber of Tourism Companies and Agencies in Upper Egypt Tharwat Al-Agamy said to Masr Al-Arabia that he also believes Russian and British tourism will return to Egypt in the near future.

He said that a Russian delegation visited Egypt to discuss the security situation in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh and were satisfied with the improvement of security in touristic places.

British and Russian governments have banned their airlines from flying to Sharm al-Sheikh, a popular tourist destination, because of security concerns following the incident with the Russian plane.

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