File- a group of Egyptian students arrived at the Cairo International Airport on March 1, after being evacuated from Ukraine- press photo
CAIRO – 5 March 2022: A total of 177 Egyptian students, who were stranded in Ukraine, returned home Saturday, on two Air Cairo flights from Poland.
The new batch of students arrived Saturday morning at the Cairo International Airport, where they were welcomed by the airport officials.
Securing the return of Egyptian students from Ukraine, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ordered to send two Air Cairo flights to Poland to bring back the Egyptian students who managed to cross the Ukrainian border to the Polish territories.
Minister of Immigration and Egyptians’ Affairs Abroad Nabila Makram said that the Egyptian embassies in Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary have put emergency numbers to follow up on students arriving at the borders of these neighboring countries.
She added that President Sisi is following, with great interest, the situation of the students, and has directed all concerned agencies to follow up on developments around the clock.
Makram stated last week that a group of Egyptians in Ukraine had already arrived in Cairo and that 1,000 others were expected to reach the Romanian capital of Bucharest.
The students thanked the Egyptian embassy in Ukraine and the Egyptian community in Ukraine for the tremendous efforts they exerted in helping the community leave Ukraine safely and reach the Hungarian, in preparation for returning home.
Three days ago, a new batch of 25 Egyptian students who were stranded in the eastern Ukrainian Dnipro was evacuated and peacefully arrived in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, said Vice President of the Egyptian community in Ukraine Ahmed Mohamed Al-Saeed on Thursday.
In media comments to Youm7 newspaper, Saeed added that representative of the Egyptian embassy in Kyiv Dr. Nader Ghanem accompanied the group until their reached Hungary peacefully.
Two days earlier, an EgyptAir flight took off to the Romanian capital, Bucharest, to bring back Egyptian students who fled Ukraine, Cabinet Spokesperson Nader Saad announced.
Egyptian authorities are communicating with 5,000 Egyptian citizens living 21 in Ukrainian cities, including 3,000 students, said the Minister on Feb. 26 in comments to "From Egypt" T.V. talk show on the "CBC" channel, saying the state is concerned with their safety to return home.