Kuwait's Minister of Defence Sends Military Aircraft to Transport Kuwaitis Studying in Egypt

By Al Madar, PRNE
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

KUWAIT CITY, February 2, 2011 - First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Jaber
Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaber_Al-Mubarak_Al-Hamad_Al-Sabah) instructed
the Kuwaiti Army Air Force to send two military planes to Egypt to pick up
Kuwaiti military students there.

In a statement released by the Army, the Minister of Defence issued an
order for the transport planes as a result of recent unrest in Egypt. The
Kuwaiti students have been studying in military facilities in Egypt. Sheikh
Jaber (www.flickr.com/photos/kuwait_ministry_of_defense/5264541748)
said he wishes for all students to return home safely, and that he hopes
peace will emerge in Egypt.

This military transport is the latest development regarding Kuwaitis and
Egypt in recent days. The Kuwaiti Directorate General of the Civil Aviation
(DGCA) announced yesterday that the Kuwait International Airport would
welcome 1,776 citizens and residents returning from Egypt. Foreign Ministry
Undersecretary Khaled Al-Jarallah also said this week that the ministry has
been closely monitoring Kuwaiti citizens currently residing in Egypt, via a
specially-created special operations room in coordination with the Kuwait
Embassy in Cairo.

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