After Monday evening, a Saudi ship coming from the port of Port Sudan, northeastern Sudan, docked on the western coast of the Red Sea, at King Faisal Base in the city of Jeddah, in continuation of the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to complete the evacuation operations from Sudan, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan announced that the Kingdom is seeking to evacuate more of the stranded.
He also continued that it is communicating with the brothers in Sudan to secure safe passages for evacuations.
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He added that the Kingdom will continue evacuating nationals of countries that have requested assistance.
This came after the ship “His Majesty Yanbu” arrived in the Kingdom with nationals from Arab and foreign countries on board.
The Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath correspondent also reported that the Saudi naval forces had completed the evacuation of the second batch from Sudan.
He added that the Saudi ship, which docked in Jeddah, evacuated nationals from the Netherlands, Iraq, Turkey, Tanzania, Lebanon and Libya, as well as America, Britain, Sweden, Italy, Qatar and Syria.
He also revealed that the Saudi authorities had secured hotels for the arrivals, amid special treatment until their safe arrival to their countries.
In turn, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that 10 of its citizens were evacuated from the Saudi ship that docked in Jeddah.
It confirmed that it had evacuated 189 nationals of Arab and foreign countries.
In addition, the number of nationals evacuated by Saudi Arabia from Sudan during the past few days has reached 356, including 101 Saudis and 255 of 26 other nationalities.
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It is noteworthy that Western, Arab and Asian countries were racing against time to evacuate their nationals from Khartoum since last Sunday, with the continuation of clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces.
Saudi Arabia has adopted the move by land to Port Sudan in the first announced evacuation of civilians on Saturday, before transporting them across the Red Sea to Jeddah.
The United States, Britain, France and Germany joined it, as these countries expelled their citizens and diplomats from Sudan, while the fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces entered its second week.
Since April 15, the battles between the army and the Rapid Support Forces have killed more than 420 people and injured 3,700, and prompted tens of thousands to flee from the areas of clashes towards other states, or towards Chad and Egypt.