03 Feb '11, 2pm

95 Singaporeans have returned from Egypt: MFA: SINGAPORE: Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry said it has facil...

95 Singaporeans have returned from Egypt: MFA: SINGAPORE: Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry said it has facil...

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry said it has facilitated the return of 95 Singaporeans, including 81 students following protests in Egypt. In a statement, the ministry said it expects another 102 students and 31 Singaporeans to return on February 4. It added the safety and well-being of Singaporeans in Egypt has been of paramount concern. The Singapore embassy in Cairo together with the Islamic Religious Council and the Singapore Student Welfare Organisation in Egypt (PERKEMAS) have maintained close contact with all Singaporean students studying there. In view of the tense security situation, the ministry said Singapore Airlines has also facilitated the return of all Singaporeans who wish to leave Egypt. Consular staff have been despatched from Singapore to help in the assisted departure. MFA said it will continue to monitor developments closely.

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