Minister of Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram praised the bravery of Egyptian youths who save dozens of people and guided them to the borders of neighbouring countries despite the dangers they have been facing daily for about a month inside the borders of Ukraine.
Her remarks came during a meeting with Islam Al-Ashery — one of the heroes who saved dozens of Egyptians and Arabs since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war
She also met with Mohamed Al-Najjar, Maryam Ahmed Fathi, Doaa Mohamed, and Rabab Salloma, who all participated in supporting and assisting students and the Egyptian community during the crisis and helped Egyptians flee from unsafe areas as part of the ‘Let us support each other initiative’ adopted by the ministry to help Egyptians stranded in Ukraine.
The minister hailed their insistence on helping people in distress of different nationalities inside Ukraine and guiding them away from conflict areas.
Makram also asserted that Egyptians abroad provide the most wonderful examples in enhancing the mental image of the Egyptian state every day.
For their part, the Egyptian heroes explained that they tried to rescue citizens and provide them with financial support or drugs in addition to providing transportation for them to reach the borders and help them to get to safe places and shelters.
Meanwhile, a young Saudi youth Abdullah Al-Saab — one of the young men that has returned from Ukraine and is currently in Egypt — said that Egypt gets a lot of the credit for helping him get out of Kyiv.
He also pointed out that he contacted many people to help him escape Kyiv to no avail, however, once he contacted these Egyptian heroes, they responded immediately and helped him without charging anything.