19 January 2018, Friday, 8:50

MFA’s press-secretary on the situation in Egypt: I won’t tell you anything

The MFA refused to inform journalists whether there were Belarusian citizens among the victims of the terroristic acts that took place in Egyptian resorts.

The press-secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrej Savinykh claimed he would not give a comment for the charter97.org web-site.

“I am sorry, we only work with media. We do not consider you one. Your web-site is a propagandist resource”, - he said, having listened to the question.

We would remind that a car filled with explosives rammed into the building of the Egyptian army in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula today. As a result of the explosion that took place in the city of El-Tor, located by the Red Sea, at least two people died. Not less than 48 others got injured. Some media report of larger numbers of dead and injured.

Until now radical Islamists fought Egyptian security forces in the North of the Peninsula, while its southern part, where resort cities popular with tourists are located, remained safe. However now the confrontation between the supporters and opponents of the overthrown president has reached the resorts.

Earlier the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommended Belarusian tourists to abstain from visiting Egypt until the situation in the country normalizes. In late August the national airline Belavia suspended the carrying out of charter flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, which, however, will be resumed in October.