Sudan: Another 7 citizens of Greece and their family members were "released"

The two sides agreed to a ceasefire from midnight for 72 hours brokered by the US and Saudi Arabia

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced early this morning that seven more people – Greeks and members of their families – “were freed from Sudan” and arrived in the early hours of the morning “on a Dutch aircraft flight” in Aqaba (Jordan).

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias "expressed his warm thanks to his Dutch counterpart Wopke Hoekstra for his country's assistance in the efforts to free Greeks and their family members from Sudan", continues the press release of the Greek diplomacy.

The text adds that "the process and actions for the release of our compatriots and their family members from Sudan always continue in close coordination with our EU partners and allies."

At the same time, according to information from sources close to the Ministry of Defense, early in the morning a C-27 transport aircraft took off from Aswan, Egypt bound for Elefsina airport, where it is expected to arrive around 10:20, while another aircraft of the same type took off from Eleusis to Aswan.

Several states are carrying out rushed operations to repatriate their nationals from Sudan, where the armed forces and paramilitaries have been embroiled in war more than a week ago.

The two sides agreed to a ceasefire from midnight for 72 hours after mediation by the US and Saudi Arabia.

According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), the hostilities, which are mainly centered on the capital Khartoum and the state of Darfur (west), have killed at least 420 people and injured at least 3.700 others.

Source: RES-EAP