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Egypt’s al-Sisi, Israel PM mourn EgyptAir deaths


al-Sisi and Netanyahu

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has expressed his condolences to the families of victims who were on board an EgyptAir flight from Paris.

The plane, which was heading to Cairo, crashed on Thursday with 66 passengers on board.

Egyptian military on Friday found the plane’s debris 290 km (180 miles) north of Alexandria in the Mediterranean.

“The presidency with utmost sadness and regret mourns the victims on aboard the EgyptAir flight who were killed after the plane crashed in the Mediterranean on its way back to Cairo from Paris,” Sisi’s office said in a statement.

Israel Prime Minister comforts President of Egypt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Egyptian President el-Sisi and expressed condolences on behalf of all Israeli citizens in wake of the EgyptAir disaster.

“On behalf of all citizens of Israel I send condolences to Egyptian President El-Sisi and the Egyptian people in wake of the EgyptAir disaster,” Netanyahu tweeted on his official handle.

Greece mourns

The Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, also contacted Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Alexis Tsipras expressed the Egyptian President his condolences for the plane incident aircraft EgyptAir and assured him that Greece is ready to contribute by all means and to cooperate with Egypt in order to investigate the causes of this case.

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