Staff member at Egyptian embassy in Khartoum killed on Monday: Foreign ministry

Ahram Online , Monday 24 Apr 2023

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement that Mohamad El-Gharawi, the assistant administrative attaché at the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum, was killed on Monday.

Egyptian embassy building
File Photo: Egyptian embassy building in Sudanese capital Khartoum. AFP


According to the statement, El-Gharawi was martyred on the way from his residence to the embassy headquarters to follow up on evacuation procedures for Egyptians in Sudan.

The foreign ministry stressed that the Egyptian diplomatic mission in Sudan would continue to fulfill its duties of evacuating Egyptian citizens from the country and ensuring their safe return home.

Egypt has been coordinating with the Sudanese authorities to evacuate Egyptian nationals from Khartoum and other parts of Sudan amid fighting between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces.

At least 10,000 Egyptians, including 5,000 students, were in Sudan at the outbreak of the current conflict.

More than 900 Egyptians have been evacuated from Sudan as of Monday evening, according to the foreign ministry.

Since the outbreak of violence in Sudan nine days ago, the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum has been working round the clock to ensure the safety of all Egyptians in the country and a safe evacuation for those who wish to return home.

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