The UK is working with the Egyptian authorities to put in place measures ” emergency “to repatriate British tourists present at Sharm el-Sheikh, announced Thursday the British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond.
Wednesday evening flights between Sharm el-Sheikh and the United Kingdom were suspended after the crash of a Russian aircraft in the Sinai desert, who made 224 dead Saturday . “New information” sending the theory that a bomb would be responsible prompted the British authorities to take this action.
“We are working with airlines and the Egyptian authorities to put in place short-term emergency measures that will enable us to bring British tourists safe,” said Philip Hammond.
Until the end of the year?
“I can not say if we talk in terms of days, weeks or months. We really hope it will be possible before the Christmas and New Year rush, consider Sharm el Sheikh as safe, “said the head of British diplomacy. As feared, this is a real blow to Egyptian tourism , which slowly reborn from the popular revolt in 2011.
Five days after air disaster , the worst has ever known Russia, the causes of the crash of the Airbus A321 of the Russian charter company Metrojet, shortly after taking off from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, are not officially established.
Daesh reiterated Wednesday be the cause of the tragedy. An emergency meeting was held on Thursday and should be chaired by David Cameron in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Downing Street.
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