Egypt sends military plane to evacuate citizens from Afghanistan

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Cairo, Aug 25 : Members of the Egyptian community, Al Azhar mission, and the Egyptian embassy staff in Afghanistan returned home safely on Tuesday, state-run MENA news agency reported.

“Upon directives of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the Armed Forces dispatched a military plane to Afghanistan to safely evacuate the Egyptians from Kabul,” it said, Xinhua news agency reported citing MENA.

More than 40 Egyptians have returned from Afghanistan, it added.

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