Riyadh– Saudi Arabia evacuated more 199 stranded persons of different nationalities from Sudan.
A Saudi ship transporting 10 citizens and other nationals arrived at the King Faisal Naval Base in Jeddah, Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement on Monday.
“In continuation of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia under the directives of its leadership in evacuating its citizens and nationals of brotherly and friendly countries from Sudan to the Kingdom, 10 Saudi citizens arrived in Jeddah, and the number of nationals of brotherly and friendly countries who were evacuated reached 189 people,” the statement said.
This brings the total of those who have been evacuated from Sudan since the start of the evacuation operations to about 356 people, 101 Saudi citizens and 255 others belonging to 26 nationalities, the Ministry said.
The nationalities of the evacuees included the US, UK, Sweden, Italy, Qatar, Syria, Netherlands, Iraq, Turkey, Tanzania, Lebanon, and Libya.
Over a dozen of diplomats representing their countries in Jeddah were present on the ground to welcome the evacuees.
The Kingdom worked to provide all the necessary needs of foreign nationals in preparation for facilitating their departures to their countries, the Ministry added.