Ethiopia Repatriates 27,000 Citizens from Saudi Arabia

Addis Ababa: More than 27,000 Ethiopians repatriated from Saudi Arabia over the past weeks, Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed.

Briefing the media today, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Nebiyu Tedla highlighted the government’s commitment to repatriate Ethiopians in difficult situations abroad.

It is to be recalled that Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced plan last month to repatriate 70,000 Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia.

Accordingly, a national committee composed of various government agencies was established to facilitate the repatriation process.

The Spokesperson said, the established national committee has been working with pertinent stakeholders to return the Ethiopians and providing shelter upon their arrival in Addis Ababa.

The government has so far repatriated over 27,000 individuals from Saudi Arabia, Nebiyu added.

He reiterated the government will continue repatriating its citizens by conducting three flights a day for four days every week.

The Spokesperson
also explained about the major diplomatic activities carried out in the last few days.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency