Deputy Prime Minister Maria Gabriel: Bulgarian citizens and their families were the first to be evacuated from Gaza
“A total of 36 people – Bulgarian citizens and their family members – were successfully evacuated today from the territory of the Gaza Strip and are now safe in Egypt. The 37th has expressed its desire to stay,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Gabriel.
“In a complex and extremely dynamic situation, thanks to the coordinated efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the actions of our representations in Cairo, Ramallah and Tel Aviv, the withdrawal of our compatriots through the Rafah checkpoint was successfully implemented, in the first possible group that was allowed leaving the Gaza Strip. I would like to thank all parties involved in achieving and making the transition happen,” added Gabrielle.
The evacuation of Bulgarians from Gaza has begun
Everyone is doing well. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in continuous communication with its representations in Cairo, Ramallah and Tel Aviv, with a view to providing the best follow-up care for our compatriots in the current situation, added our foreign ministry.
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