The Sinai plane crash appears to have dominated controversial talks between British Prime Minister David Cameron and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Speaking following the Downing Street discussions, the leaders focussed largely on tourism:
“I fully understand the importance of being aware that this accident could put in peril the return home of British citizens in Egypt,” said Al-Sisi.
David Cameron added:
“We had some excellent discussions today, not only about what Egypt has done in the past to increase its own security and security of tourists, but also about the further steps that can be taken today, to help to make sure that British citizens can return home after their holidays in Sharm.”
It was Al-Sisi’s first UK visit since he led a 2013 military coup to overthrow democratically-elected Mohamed Mursi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. The president is accused of crushing all opposition in Egypt, but maintains some support in Britain.