Egypt welcomed the start of preliminary talks between representatives of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces in Jeddah.
Cairo, in a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Saturday, praised efforts by Saudi Arabia and the regional and international community that helped encourage the Sudanese parties to start dialogue.
Egypt expressed its hopes that the talks will result in a permanent ceasefire, one that will prevent further bloodshed and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian and relief aid to those affected.
The Egyptian Transport Ministry announced late April that the number of evacuees from Sudan through the land border crossings between the two countries during the period April 21st to 25th has reached 10,194 Egyptians amongst other nationalities.
The ministry officially said in a statement that the total number of people returning from Sudan through Qastal land port reached 1,297.
On the other hand those returning through the Arqeen land port reached 8,897.
The statement noted that the two ports are receiving large numbers from various countries.
Foreign embassies in Egypt coordinated with the Foreign Ministry, Transport Ministry and other concerned authorities in Egypt to receive their returning citizens.