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Egypt looks for upsurge in tourists from sanctions-hit Russia

Cairo and Moscow are holding talks to allow the Russian payment system MIR in Red Sea resorts.
 A picture taken on Sept. 29, 2021, shows Russian tourists in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The Egyptian tourism sector looks to rebound from the impact of the Ukraine war amid talks between Egypt and Russia to apply the Russian payment system MIR in Egyptian resorts.

On June 8, head of the Russian Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) Zarina Doguzova held talks with Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany to discuss increasing the number of flights between Russia and Egypt.

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