Egyptians in Yemen are safe, says Foreign Ministry

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Egyptians living in Yemen are safe, and that it hadn’t received yet any complaints regarding assaults committed against Egyptians living there.

Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Mohamed Abdel Hakam told reporters that the Egyptian embassy in Sana'a and the consulate in Adan are closely following developments in Yemen and are keeping in contact with Egyptians there.

Abdel Hakam said that the Egyptian community in Yemen is estimated at between 10,000 and 15,000, most of whom work in the education and health sectors.

Around 400-600 Egyptians have travelled back to Cairo at their own expense since protests started there, Abdel Hakam said.

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