House of Lords mem­bers de­mand re­sum­ing flights to Sharm ELSheikh

The Daily News Egypt - - Business - By Ne­hal Samir

An ac­tion re­quest which is equiv­a­lent to the Egyp­tian par­lia­ment brief­ing call, was sub­mit­ted by 40 mem­bers from the House of Lords of the United King­dom, de­mand­ing the ac­cel­er­a­tion of lift­ing the travel ban and re­sum­ing flights to Sharm El-Sheikh since the Egyp­tian gov­ern­ment has im­ple­mented all pro­ce­dures to se­cure and de­velop Egyp­tian air­ports.

Most coun­tries of the world re­sumed their flights to Sharm El-Sheikh. Ad­di­tion­ally, the Bri­tish del­e­ga­tions and of­fi­cials who have re­cently vis­ited Egypt as­sured that all the air­ports in Egypt are se­cured es­pe­cially Sharm EL Sheikh air­port.

On the side­lines of the Lon­don Stock Ex­change Tourism Fair, the Egyp­tian Am­bas­sador in Lon­don Nasser Kamel said in a press state­ment that all se­cu­rity ex­perts who vis­ited Sharm El-Sheikh air­port praised the mea­sures taken by the Egyp­tian gov­ern­ment in this re­gard.

More­over, Kamel said that the House of Lords of the United King­dom strongly sup­ports Egypt in its re­quest to lift the travel ban on Sharm El Sheikh.

He added that Egypt is seek­ing through sev­eral Bri­tish de­part­ments in ad­di­tion to the par­lia­ment to lift the travel ban as soon as pos­si­ble.

“We are wait­ing for a po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sion to re­flect the size of the great shift that oc­curred At Sharm El-Sheikh air­port, which has be­came a role model for the world,” said Kamel.

“The ques­tion of the ex­pected date for lift­ing the Bri­tish travel ban to Sharm El

Sheikh should be asked to the Bri­tish gov­ern­ment as Egypt in co­or­di­na­tion with the Bri­tish

gov­ern­ment, has im­ple­mented a full pro­gram for the de­vel­op­ing se­cu­rity sys­tems in var­i­ous Egyp­tian air­ports, es­pe­cially Sharm El-Sheikh,” Kamel re­sponded to a ques­tion raised by a Bri­tish jour­nal­ist.

Fur­ther­more, he added that many UK in­spec­tion com­mit­tees who vis­ited the Egyp­tian air­ports, wrote pos­i­tive re­ports about them.

In the same con­text, Kamel stressed that the in­spec­tion pro­ce­dures at Sharm El-Sheikh air­port are much bet­ter than many other in­ter­na­tional air­ports.

Ear­lier, the ban was im­posed five days af­ter a crash in Oc­to­ber 2015 that caused the death of 224 peo­ple , when their Metro jet char­ter flight from Sharm El-Sheikh to Saint Peters­burg in Rus­sia crashed in the Si­nai desert. It is thought that a bomb was placed on board at the Egyp­tian air­port.

So the UK Gov­ern­ment took the de­ci­sion of ban­ning the Bri­tish air­lines from fly­ing from the Red Sea air­port un­til a team of se­cu­rity ex­perts is sat­is­fied with the stan­dards in the place.

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