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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.Last Mod: 02 Nisan 2015, 17:28