Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

West has not helped Cairo in war on terror: Egypt FM

Egypt says the West has failed to give the country sufficient assistance in its fight against terrorism, adding that Western governments have also refrained from sharing relevant intelligence with Cairo about the recent crash of a Russian plane in the Sinai.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday that European countries “did not give us the cooperation we are hoping for.”

He said the countries that are now facing the danger had not dealt seriously with Cairo’s past calls for help and coordination on terrorism issues.

The comments came after an Airbus A321, run by Russia’s Kogalymavia airline, dropped off radar screens on October 31, nearly half an hour after takeoff from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The Russian passenger plane crashed in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing all the 224 people on board.

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