Egypt's charge d'affaires in Syria Mohamed Tharwat Selim with the Egyptian family - Press photo/Ministry of Foreign Affairs Egypt's charge d'affaires in Syria Mohamed Tharwat Selim with the Egyptian family - Press photo/Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Egyptian diplomatic efforts release stranded nationals in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Wed, Jul. 18, 2018
CAIRO - 18 July 2018: Two Egyptian families have managed to leave Eastern Ghouta and Al-Hajar al-Aswad in Syria, thanks to contacts conducted by the Egyptian embassy in the war-torn country.

Procedures have been finished by the diplomatic mission for one family, Ahmed Mahmoud Moussa, his children and Syrian wife Hebatullah al-Qalesh, who will return Egypt on Thursday on Syrian airlines, said charge d'affaires Mohamed Tharwat Selim on Wednesday.

The other family will return home on July 30, added the diplomat.

Eastern Ghouta, previously held by the opposition, was recaptured by the Syrian Army in April.

Egypt’s continuous efforts on the Syrian cause led to a ceasefire agreement on Monday between a number of armed opposition factions in the Syrian coast under Egyptian sponsorship, with Russian guarantee and the brokerage of Syria’s Al-Ghad Current (Tomorrow) opposition movement chairperson, Ahmed Jarba, according to several media reports.

The agreement stipulates participating in efforts to fight terrorism and work on reaching a political settlement to the Syrian crisis, besides the return of refugees and the displaced to their homes and the release of detainees.

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Syrian opposition factions agree Egypt-sponsored ceasefire

CAIRO - 17 July 2018: Egypt's continuous efforts on the Syrian cause led to a ceasefire agreement on Monday between a number of armed opposition factions in the Syrian coast under Egyptian sponsorship, with Russian guarantee and the brokerage of Syria's Al-Ghad Current (Tomorrow) opposition movement chairperson, Ahmed Jarba, according to several media reports.


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