Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, shake hands during their meeting in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko/ pool photo via AP)
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Russia and Egypt signed a deal Friday to resume flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting from February, after more than a two-year break, officials announced.Russia, however, is not yet talking about resuming charter flights to Egyptian resorts on the Red Sea, once a popular destination for Russian tourists, Sokolov said, adding that this would be "the next stage" of negotiations.Last month, Russia approved a draft agreement with Egypt to allow Russian warplanes to use Egyptian military bases.Later Friday, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said that the two sides will hold talks in April on the resumption of Russian flights to Egyptian resorts.
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