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Philippines: Medvedev discusses closing air-routes in the wake of Egypt attack01:24

Philippines: Medvedev discusses closing air-routes in the wake of Egypt attack

Philippines, Manila
November 19, 2015 at 06:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev hopes to avoid any unnecessary closures of air-route, while acknowledging that "air traffic halts with other countries apart from Egypt" are a possibility due to security concerns, speaking from the podium at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Manila on Thursday.

The prime minister stated that "as long as there are no obvious problems, the routes of course should not be closed." He pointed out that authorities "are obliged to monitor security and certain companies should do this, so too should the [security] services in all countries as well as in our own." Adding that "only one route is closed, which is to Egypt."

The annual meeting of the leaders of APEC kicked-off on Tuesday in Manila and continues until Friday. The APEC forum was established in 1989 and promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev hopes to avoid any unnecessary closures of air-route, while acknowledging that "air traffic halts with other countries apart from Egypt" are a possibility due to security concerns, speaking from the podium at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Manila on Thursday.

The prime minister stated that "as long as there are no obvious problems, the routes of course should not be closed." He pointed out that authorities "are obliged to monitor security and certain companies should do this, so too should the [security] services in all countries as well as in our own." Adding that "only one route is closed, which is to Egypt."

The annual meeting of the leaders of APEC kicked-off on Tuesday in Manila and continues until Friday. The APEC forum was established in 1989 and promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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