November 7, 2015 / 9:20 AM / in 2 years

Egypt says foreign countries did not coordinate with Egypt on security

CAIRO (Reuters) - Foreign countries did not heed Egypt’s calls for greater coordination to fight terrorism and have not shared intelligence with Cairo about the crash of a Russian passenger plane last week, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday.

Military investigators from Russia stand near the debris of a Russian airliner at the site of its crash at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash, but several countries have already suspended flights to the Sinai resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, citing the possibility that the flight which originated there was brought down by a bomb.

“The information we have heard about has not been shared with Egyptian security agencies in detail,” Shoukry told a news conference. “We were expecting that the technical information would be provided to us.”

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; writing by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Dominic Evans

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