Foreign ministry following up on case of Egyptian physician shot in Saudi Arabia

MENA , Ahram Online , Friday 29 Jul 2022

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday it has been following up developments in the case of the shooting and stabbing of an Egyptian physician in the Al-Quseim region in Saudi Arabia.

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The Egyptian consulate in Riyadh is following up the case round-the-clock and is making the necessary contacts in this regard, a statement by the ministry said.

The minsitry added that they had visited Ayman Abdel-Sallam Rezq in the hospital where he is receiving treatment to check up on his health.

General Consul Tareq El-Meligey explained that the consulate is following up the developments with officials at the Saudi ministries of foreign and internal affairs as well as from the Al-Quseim district, asserting that they are doing their best in handling the case.

The foreign ministry also wished the Egyptian doctor a quick recovery.

The Gulf kingdom is home to the largest number of Egyptian expatriates in the world – around three million people – which makes up one third of Egyptians living abroad, according to the Egypt’s official statistics agency.

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