Egypt suspends evacuation of nationals from Wadi Seidna Air Base in Sudan due to security reasons



Sat, 29 Apr 2023 - 08:56 GMT


Sat, 29 Apr 2023 - 08:56 GMT

Wadi Seidna airbase, positioned bomber aircraft- CC via Flickr/Enough Project

Wadi Seidna airbase, positioned bomber aircraft- CC via Flickr/Enough Project

CAIRO – 29 April 2023: The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the end of the evacuations from the Wadi Seidna Air Base, north of Khartoum in Sudan, due to the security reasons.


The Ministry called upon those who are currently in the base to leave it as early as possible and to go to one of the three following areas:  the Egyptian Consulate in Port Sudan, the Qastal border crossing, and Arqin border crossing.


On April 28, the he Foreign Ministry announced a change in the assembly points where Egyptian citizens are evacuated from Sudan.


In a statement, the ministry said the new assembly points are the Egyptian Consulate General in Port Sudan and the border crossings of Qastal and Arqin.


The ministry said in the statement that its crisis management room continues to receive phone calls from the citizens at home and abroad around the clock on the following numbers:


01281943533 - 01283176900 - 01281943599 - 01283176913 - 01283176857 - 01283176881 - 01283176903 - 01283176894 - 01281943990 - 01283176866.


A total of 1.072 Egyptians returned to Egypt from Sudan on Friday, bringing the figure to 6.399 since the beginning of the crisis in the southern neighbor.


Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zaid said in a statement that 454 Egyptian nationals were evacuated on land and 618 via airplanes.


The Egyptian Armed Forces organized nine flights on Thursday, and 23 in total.


Since the clashes started between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) last week, Egypt has been calling for consolidating a ceasefire in Sudan and ending hostilities.



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