Egyptian consul in Jeddah says huge efforts being made to obtain Egyptian sailors’ release in Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian General Consul to Jeddah Adel al-Alfy said on Saturday that all possible efforts are being made through diplomatic channels to obtain the release of Egyptian sailors held in Saudi Arabia.
“The Egyptian Consulate in Jeddah is closely following investigations, along with Saudi authorities, to maintain knowledge of the legal measures being taken against the sailors and the outcome of the investigations. A special representative from the embassy was sent to the city Jizan to communicate with Saudi authorities,” he added.
The Saudi coast guard arrested on Friday 80 Egyptian sailors and two sailing boats for enterng Saudi regional waters.
Sources from the Ataka seaport in Suez told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Friday that the two boats left the port in Baranees last week with the sailors from the governorates Daqahliya, Kafr al-Sheikh and Damietta on board. They added that the wind took the two boats near to Saudi waters.
Edited translation from MENA

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