First batch of Egyptian soldiers apprehended in Sudan return

Mohamed Samir
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The First batch of Egyptian Armed Forces personnel who have been apprehended in Sudan have returned to Cairo on board of Egyptian Air Force plane. The remaining forces will arrive within hours according to Egyptian sources.

The soldiers were apprehended on Saturday, in Merowe airport in north Sudan.

On Monday, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi chaired a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces on Monday. The meeting discussed the situation of the Egyptian troops apprehended in Sudan.

Egyptian troops present in Sudan for training purposes only and not to support any party, the president stated. He stressed that the situation in Sudan is an internal matter and Egypt’s position is consistent in non interfering in countries internal affairs.

“Our troops there are safe and we have confirmed their wellbeing,” Al-Sisi indicated.

He added that Egypt is in constant communication with the warring parties in Sudan in a bid to reach a solution and de-escalate the situation.

On Saturday, Egyptian Armed Forces said that it closely follows the situation in Sudan, in the framework of the presence of Egyptian forces to conduct joint training with their Sudanese counterparts. The Army spokesperson said that coordination is underway with the concerned authorities in Sudan to ensure the safety of these Egyptian troops.

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Mohamed Samir Khedr is an economic and political journalist, analyst, and editor specializing in geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean. For the past decade, he has covered Egypt's and the MENA region's financial, business, and geopolitical updates. Currently, he is the Executive Editor of the Daily News Egypt, where he leads a team of journalists in producing high-quality, in-depth reporting and analysis on the region's most pressing issues. His work has been featured in leading international publications. Samir is a highly respected expert on the Middle East and Africa, and his insights are regularly sought by policymakers, academics, and business leaders. He is a passionate advocate for independent journalism and a strong believer in the power of storytelling to inform and inspire. Twitter: LinkedIn:
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