The opening of direct flights between Baku and Cairo will contribute to the growth of tourist flows between Azerbaijan and Egypt, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Egypt Elkhan Polukhov said in an interview with the Egyptian Ahram Online, Report informs.

“Unfortunately, according to the latest statistics of 2023, around 17,000 Azerbaijani citizens visited Egypt and around 7,000 Egyptians visited Azerbaijan. We have a direct flight from Sharm El-Sheikh to our capital city Baku. We believe that having a direct flight from Cairo to Baku will definitely enhance the number of tourists,” the diplomat noted.