ITF Arab World regional secretary Bilal Malkawi made the following statement:
“We join the families and friends mourning the loss of passengers and crew. Their grief is profound and deeply moving. Like them, we are saddened by this tragic loss of lives. Like them we hope for answers to the cause of the crash.
“We commend those who went to the rescue, those searching for remains, those investigating the crash.
“The workers of Egyptair are our friends and colleagues, and are in the forefront of struggling for safe air transport that upholds the dignity and rights both of those who use it and those who labour daily to maintain it. They, and all the passengers who lost their lives, will be forever missed.”