The intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the area of civil aviation safety between Russia and Egypt may be signed by the end of this year, Russia’s Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov said Friday.

 

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“All in all (the sides – ed.) have gained an understanding that it needs to be signed. The main items and tasks of the agreement have been approved.

 

Currently both sides are occupied with domestic procedures and we also hope they will be finalized as soon as possible,” he said, adding that “the signing may be finalized by the end of the year, though this will depend on domestic procedures.”.