Egypt and Saudi Arabia tackled the means to resume flights between the two countries at their pre-pandemic levels after Cairo and Riyadh had halted civil aviation activities for several months owing to the coronavirus outbreak.
In a meeting on Wednesday, Ahmed Farouk, Egypt's ambassador in Riyadh, and Abdel-Aziz Al-Duailej, head of the kingdom's General Authority of Civil Aviation, discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation in civil aviation, read a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry.
Egypt is well prepared to receive the large number of Saudis who are expected to visit the country this summer, Farouk said.
He also hailed the "growing" cooperation between the aviation authorities of both countries, the statement continued.
Saudi Arabia reopened its airports, seaports, and land border crossings early on 17 May, allowing its citizens to travel outside the kingdom as it lifted the 14-month-long travel ban imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic