AirportsEgypt and Libya sign Airport security protocol

Egypt and Libya sign Airport security protocol

Egypt and Libya announced the signing of an airport security protocol based on the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Egyptian and Libyan governments.

The Minister of Economic Affairs Salama al-Ghwail, made the announcement of the security protocol signing between EgyptAir holding and Libya’s Afriqiyah Airways for cooperation in civil aviation security.

According to media reports, the MoU that the security protocol is based on authorizes Egyptian experts to follow up on procedures to ensure the security of International Airports in Libya.

Hence, the security protocol granting the Egyptian experts enormous rights to re-inspect luggage, bags, aircraft meals & freight parcels on Libyan flights. Furthermore, the protocol is to support Libyan Aviation in matters regarding security both from base & on Egyptian platforms on arrival.

This has come after both countries agreed to resume direct flights between Libyan airports and Cairo that is to take effect on September 30. This will see the end of the five year as Borg al-Arab Airport in Alexandria has exclusively been the hub of the Libyan flights.

It is to be remembered that the Libyan government early this September announced the return of direct flights between the airports of Mitiga, Misrata, and Benina to Cairo International Airport.

Joan Kifuko
Joan Kifuko is a communications enthusiast that is currently working as a writer at The Aviator magazine where you find your aviation news in one place. She is a journalist that has previously worked as a sales associate, guest relations officer, brand ambassador hence, the love for new adventures and roles. Joan graduated with a Bachelors degree of science in journalism.

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