1,000 Egyptians expected to arrive in Romania from Ukraine: Immigration Min.



Sat, 26 Feb 2022 - 08:04 GMT


Sat, 26 Feb 2022 - 08:04 GMT

FILE - Egyptian Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram

FILE - Egyptian Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram

CAIRO – 26 February 2022: A group of Egyptians in Ukraine already arrived in Cairo and 1,000 others are expected to reach the Romanian capital of Bucharest, Egyptian Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram said.

In remarks to TV host Azza Mostafa on Sada Al-Balad, Makram said Egypt has around 3,000 students in Ukraine, affirming that she has asked them to stick to the embassy’s remarks and the security measures.

Students in southern and central Ukraine should stay at home, because the situation is currently difficult, and we advise them not to leave their homes, Makram said.

Makram held a meeting with representatives of the Egyptian community in Ukraine, which included several Egyptian students in different Ukrainian cities.

The meeting aimed to follow up on latest developments and get acquainted with their conditions over the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.

In a statement on Saturday, the ministry said it communicated with the ministries concerned in a move meant to meet needs of the community and to ensure their safety in the first place.

The minister also urged not to trust any baseless news or rumors and to depend only on official statements issued by the Egyptian Embassy in Kyiv.

Egyptian nationals, who are stranded in Ukraine due to the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian military escalation, can head for the Slovakian border as they can enter Slovenia without a visa, announced the Egyptian embassy in Kyiv in a statement. 

The embassy asked the nationals to send a soft copy of their passports to the emergency number of the embassy in Bratislava so that entry can be facilitated.

It also said that the Ukrainian authorities imposed a curfew starting at 5:00 pm to 8:00 am until February 28, calling upon the Egyptian citizens to abide by this rule.

The Egyptian authorities also urged Egyptians in the western parts of Ukraine to head to Poland and Romania.



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