Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin speaks during a news briefing after the talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, November 29, 2016. REUTERSVasily Fedosenko.jpg
CAIRO – 30 April 2018: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry welcomed Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin Monday morning. Klimkin arrived to Cairo on April 29 and will stay until April 30.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zaid indicated that Klimkin’s visit is important because it’s the first visit between the two countries at this political level since 2010.
Shoukry thanked the Ukrainian ministry of foreign affairs for amending the travelling instructions to Egypt on April 18, 2018. Shoukry is hoping that this move will increase the rate of Ukrainian tourists visiting Egypt. The number of Ukrainian tourists in Egypt reached about 800,000 in 2017.
“The number of Ukrainian tourists in Egypt was about 800,000 in 2017; this year they will increase to one million tourists,” Klimkin said.
Shoukry welcomed back the direct flights between Cairo and Kiev, Ukraine, clarifying that this step will positively affect tourism and business relations.