National Committee to Resume Repatriation of Citizens from Saudi Arabia

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Addis Ababa (ENA) November 9, 2022 National Committee of Repatriation of Citizens from Saudi Arabia and other Countries announced that the repatriation of citizens from Saudi Arabia will resume in two weeks.

The National Committee members from 16 sector offices have convened on Tuesday to discuss on the preparations to resume repatriation of Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia.

The meeting also overviewed the progresses that have been achieved so far, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the discussion, State Minister of Foreign Affairs and Head of the National Committee, Ambassador Birtukan Ayano reaffirmed government’s unwavering commitment to repatriate its citizens.

The state Minister mentioned that provisional shelters for repatriates have already been arranged.

She also underlined the need for Federal and Regional organs assigned to the mission work in a concerted manner to achieve national targets set by the National Committee.

The previous round of repatriation has achieved 70 percent of the target by repatriating 71,697 citizens in 198 flights.

The target was to repatriate 102,000 citizens from Saudi Arabia. Preparations will be resumed over the coming two weeks to repatriate the remaining 30,303 citizens.

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