S.Arabia opens border to Egyptians fleeing Yemen

Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Saudi Arabia has agreed to open three crossings on its border with Yemen to allow Egyptians

S.Arabia opens border to Egyptians fleeing Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Saudi Arabia has agreed to open three crossings on its border with Yemen to allow Egyptians fleeing violence in the crisis-hit country to enter Saudi territory, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

It added in a statement that crossings on Oman's border with Yemen would likewise be opened for Egyptian nationals fleeing Yemen.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Ati said Egypt was working with its "sister countries" to evacuate its nationals from Yemen by air and by sea.

On Wednesday, Egypt began evacuating its nationals from crisis-hit Yemen, where an Arab coalition is waging a military offensive against the Shiite Houthi militant group.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said that groups of Egyptian nationals had already been evacuated by sea from Yemen to neighboring countries.

"Efforts are underway to evacuate a group of Egyptians via a border crossing with Saudi Arabia," the ministry said.

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