Presidential directives to intensify flights to shift Yemenis from Egypt

SANA'A,Jan.31 (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh issued his directives on Monday to intensify flights of Yemen Airways and Air Forces to transfer Yemenis in Egypt, who want to return home. In addition, Saleh instructed the Yemeni embassy to Egypt to allocate telephone numbers to receive inquiries of Yemeni community people residing in Egypt and follow up their conditions and provide care for them. Under these directives, the Yemeni embassy in Cairo allocated three telephone numbers to facilitate the rapid communication between the operations room in the embassy and the people of community in case they encounter any unforeseen problems. These numbers are as follow: (0020137614225), (0020122103912) and (0020129992999) and internal number (161). On Sund, Saleh issued his directives to the government to take charge of transferring Yemeni citizens and students in Egypt to Yemen at the expense of the State. In this regard, he also instructed Yemen Airways Company to operate additional flights to shift Yemeni passengers in Egypt to home. Yemen Airways indeed started on Sunday to transport Yemeni passengers from the Egyptian Cairo to home in light of the current events in Egypt. Meanwhile, Yemen's embassy in Cairo has formed an operations room directly linked to the Foreign Ministry to monitor the conditions of Yemenis including students, patients and other citizens around the clock. A source at the ministry said the ministry had contacted the embassy to make sure the Yemeni people in Cairo and other cities were OK. The embassy said all Yemenis in Egyptian cities are safe and away from the protests. BA Saba