Aviation: Egypt

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the resumption of flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State for Transport met with his Egyptian counterpart in November to discuss aviation security and the high level of engagement between our two nations. Government officials continue to work in partnership in a spirit of cooperation, and are grateful for Egypt's close engagement. UK aviation security experts continue to work closely with their Egyptian counterparts, sharing their expertise in establishing effective security arrangements. However, it is long standing government policy not to comment in detail on security matters. The Government continues to keep the situation under regular review and we hope that we may be in a position to resume direct flights when the circumstances are right.

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