Evacuation of Hungarians From Sudan Winds Up

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The evacuation of Hungarian nationals from Sudan has finished successfully, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a video message posted on Facebook late Wednesday.

Szijjártó said the last two Hungarian citizens, two children, had left Sudan with the cooperation of Sweden. Altogether 29 Hungarians had to be evacuated from Sudan in recent days, he added.

He acknowledged the cooperation of the United Nations and other countries, as well as the involvement of the Hungarian Defense Forces, in the evacuation effort.

Speaking at the Kecskemét Air Base in the early hours of Thursday, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky said the Hungarian Defense Forces, working with the foreign and interior ministries, had evacuated 32 people, including seven Hungarians, in a special operation using the Hungarian Air Force's Airbus A319.

The evacuees included U.S., Canadian, Norwegian, Turkish, and Sudanese nationals, in addition to the Hungarians, he added.

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