The number of Ukrainian tourists choosing Egypt as their vacation destination in 2018 is expected to hit 1 million, according to Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin who visited Egypt earlier this week.

Egypt's foreign ministry stressed the importance of Klimkin’s visit, the first one between the two countries at this political level since 2010, according to Egypt Today.

“The number of Ukrainian tourists in Egypt was about 800,000 in 2017; this year they will increase to one million tourists,” Klimkin said.

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The number of Ukrainian tourists in Egypt reached about 800,000 in 2017.

Shoukry welcomed back the direct flights between Cairo and Kyiv, clarifying that the step will positively affect tourism and business relations.