Egypt: al-Sisi, Putin agree to bolster aviation security

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi agreed with President Vladimir Putin to bolster coordination to secure Russian flights and resume them as soon as possible, after Moscow halted them Friday, his office said.

Sisi called Putin and they agreed “to bolster cooperation between the two countries’ relevant agencies to ensure the safety of Russian tourists and strengthen security measures for Russian planes,” a statement said.

Moscow halted the flights amid mounting suspicion that a Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt on Saturday, killing 224 people, had been brought down by a bomb.