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A picture taken on September 30, 2015 shows Egypt Air planes on the tarmac of Cairo Airport. (AFP)

Russia’s Minister of Transport Maksim Sokolov announced on Monday that Russian experts have given a positive assessment of one of the buildings at Cairo International Airport, reported the TASS news agency.

“After examining the security situation at Terminal Building 2 at Cairo International Airport, our experts positively assessed what they saw,” he stressed according to the Russian agency.

He revealed that he will inform Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi that Egypt had exerted great efforts to bolster aviation security at airports in the country, especially at the Cairo facility.

The two leaders are scheduled to hold talks in China on Monday on the sidelines of the BRICS economic summit.

A Russian security delegation had carried out in late July an inspection of the security procedures at the Cairo airport.

The inspection was described as “very important” because it could potentially pave the way for resuming aviation and tourism between Russia and Egypt.

Aviation between the two sides officially came to halt in 2015 after a Russian jet crashed in Sinai.

Russian officials had since then demanded that greater security measures be adopted by Egyptian authorities. Moscow had also carried out a number of inspections in Egypt since then.