Parl’t speaker urges lifting British travel ban to Sharm El Sheikh
Monday، 27 November 2017 - 01:29 PM
Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal has called for lifting a UK travel ban to the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el Sheikh, citing the recent intensive security measures taken at all Egyptian airports.
He made the remarks during a Sunday meeting with a delegation of "Friends of Egypt" group in the British parliament.
During the meeting, attended by Secretary General of the parliament Ahmed Saad Eldin and Chairman of the Egyptian-British Parliamentary Friendship Association Dalia Youssef, Abdel Aal asserted the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation with the UK in the fight against terrorism, saying that the recent terrorist attack on al Rawda mosque in Bir al Abad city in North Sinai proves that those terrorists have nothing to do with Islam.
The speaker also expressed Egypt’s keenness to foster political, economic, military and security relations with Britain during the upcoming period.
For his part, the head of "Friends of Egypt" group in the British parliament commended the Egyptian economic reform program, expecting that it will have a positive impact on the country’s economic situation and the ties with the UK.
Furthermore, the British MP voiced his satisfaction about the recent security measures applied to all Egyptian airports, saying that he will submit a proposal to the British parliament to lift the travel ban on Sharm flights.