Egypt’s embassy in Moscow solves Egyptian students’ issue at Ural University

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 Feb 2023

The Egyptian embassy in Moscow succeeded in making Russia’s Ural Federal University refrain from expelling a group of Egyptian students, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced.

File Photo: The HQ of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo. Photo : Al-Ahram

According to a statement issued by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Sunday, Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg was on the verge of expelling a group of Egyptian students after a fight erupted between them and another group of students from different nationalities which led to their arrest and detention by Russian authorities.

The Egyptian ambassador made contact with the university’s administration to resolve the problem and reconcile the students so that they do not ruin their academic prospects and continue their studies at the university, the Ministry said.

The Ministry added that thanks to the embassy’s efforts the university refrained from expelling and deporting the students.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry urged all the students studying in Russia to respect and follow the rules and laws of Russia and not to get involved in any problems that could get them arrested or deported.

The ministry also urged all students to respect the law to avoid jeopardising their academic future.

As part of the Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates initiative "An hour with the minister," Egypt's Minister of Immigration Suha El-Gendy held a meeting online last week with Egyptian students in Ukraine and Russia to listen to any problems or complaints they may have.

According to the Russian news website Russia Today, the number of Egyptian students studying in Russian universities increased from 2,300 in 2018 to 12,357 in the academic year 2022/23.

General medicine tops the list of subjects studied by Egyptian students in Russia.


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