Egypt guarantees Russian tourists’ safety

23 March 2011 (11:28)

Russia has been guaranteed by the Egyptian authorities that the country’s tourists would be safe and sound there, so it is expected that the possibility for the Russian tourists arriving at the Egyptian resorts will reopen soon, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov announced on Monday, RIAN Tourism reports.

‘We take it that things are getting back to normal in Egypt. Our embassy representatives went to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh a little while ago and came back quite reassured,’ Lavrov said in the course of negotiations with his Egyptian counterpart Nabil al-Arabi.

The minister said Egypt’s Tourism Minister, who took part in the talks as well, provided an official letter of guarantees of safety and uninterrupted food supply for the Russian visitors to the country.

‘We will consider the situation in all the detail soon, and I hope the response will be fast,’ Lavrov noted.

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