An additional eight Hungarian citizens will be in safety in Sudan soon, they are all well and communication with them is ongoing, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday.
The ministry cited Szijjártó saying at the airport in Sofia that his colleagues were in personal contact with Hungarians evacuated to Ethiopia and Djibouti. He said paperwork was being prepared for them to return home. There are only two Hungarians still in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, where fighting was under way, he said. “The remaining total of eight people are very close to meeting colleagues delegated by the embassies or consulates in the region at the agreed security points,” he said.
He expressed hope that “further good news are on the way within a few hours”. “I will continually update you on the progress of the evacuations,” he added. Szijjártó later said on Facebook that two more Hungarian citizens had safely left Sudan. “Staff members from our embassy in Cairo have already picked up our compatriots at the agreed spot on the Egyptian side of the Sudan-Egypt border,” the minister said.