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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Egypt for talks

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Egypt for talks

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on Saturday on his first visit to Egypt since assuming office last year.

Johnson is in Cairo for a two-day visit where he will meet top officials, including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, entrepreneurs, as well as civil society leaders.

Ahead of his visit, Johnson said he was “looking forward to meeting both President Sisi and Foreign Minister Shoukry” and stated that the UK was “Egypt’s top economic partner and strong ally against terrorism and extremist ideas”.

The UK was amongst several European countries to halt flights to Sharm al-Sheikh in November 2015, after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula shortly after taking off from the popular Red Sea resort, killing everyone on board.

The UK has yet to resume flights to the Red Sea holiday resorts.

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