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Saudi Arabia evacuates 5,197 people from Sudan, including 184 Saudis

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday the evacuation of 45 Saudi citizens via an Air Force plane from Sudan to Jeddah.

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs added that Sudan evacuees reached 5,197, including 184 Saudis.

She explained that the Kingdom has evacuated 5,013 people from Sudan, belonging to 100 brotherly and friendly countries.

On Sunday morning, 45 Saudi nationals and 36 Pakistani nationals arrived at King Abdullah Air Base in Jeddah’s western sector. They were evacuated by a Royal Saudi Air Force transport plane.

Also, the “Al-Diriyah” ship arrived in Jeddah, with 52 people on board from the Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, the United States, and Nepal.

It is noteworthy that, during the past two days, the Royal Saudi Air Force evacuated about 185 people from other countries of the following nationalities: South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Eritrea, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Lebanon, Palestine, Somalia, Pakistan, Thailand, Philippines, Uganda, Chad, Tanzania, Benin, Indonesia and Turkey.

The Kingdom was keen to provide all the basic needs for nationals of brotherly and friendly countries, in preparation for facilitating their departure to their home countries. This was according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement.

In a related context, the Saudi ambassador to Sudan, Ali bin Hassan Jaafar, expressed his thanks to the Red Sea state government for its logistical services and for facilitating the arrival of Saudi ships and planes, which contributed to the evacuation plan’s success.

For his part, the Governor of the Red Sea expressed his thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stressing the readiness of all state executive bodies to facilitate evacuation procedures within Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian work.

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