The East Java Provincial Government is preparing to pick up residents who were evacuated from Sudan –

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Surabaya ( – The East Java Provincial Government facilitated the pick-up of its citizens who were evacuated from the military conflict area in the country of Sudan.

East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa in Surabaya, Thursday, appreciated the quick steps taken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Indonesian National Armed Forces in evacuating hundreds of Indonesian citizens in Sudan.

“Thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the TNI, most of the Indonesian citizens in Sudan have been successfully evacuated to a safe place,” he said.

Based on the records from the Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) after the update, there are 937 Indonesian citizens who are currently in Khartoum, Sudan.

Of these, 897 Indonesian citizens have been successfully evacuated from the conflict area.

Currently, 557 Indonesian citizens are already in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

While the rest are in Port Sudan and in the near future will be flown to Indonesia.

“We will continue the process of evacuating Indonesian citizens, especially East Java residents as soon as they arrive in Indonesia. We will prepare pick-ups for East Java residents to be able to return to their place of origin,” Governor Khofifah said.

Pick-up for East Java residents who have arrived in Jakarta will be prepared using land vehicles.

Apart from that, Governor Khofifah has also prepared a transit area for East Java residents so they can rest first when they arrive in Jakarta.

“A transit point has been prepared at the East Java Regional Liaison Agency, Jalan Pasuruan Number 16 Menteng, Jakarta. A contact number that can be contacted is 081216383145 on behalf of the Head of the East Java Regional Liaison Agency in Jakarta Zainal Fanani,” he said.

Khofifah confirmed that the land travel fleet from Jakarta would later be prepared by the East Java Regional Liaison Agency.

“Meanwhile, those who board the plane will pick us up at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya,” he said.

The former Minister of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia wants to ensure that East Java residents who were also evacuated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Sudan can return to their areas of origin safely and comfortably.

Currently Governor Khofifah has also ordered his staff to prepare everything needed to pick up East Java residents.

“The military conflict in Sudan has indeed become a cause for concern, especially now that it is still in the atmosphere of Eid. For this reason, we want to prepare the best facilities so that Indonesian citizens, especially East Java residents, can return home safely,” he said.

That way, the families of the Indonesian citizens who are currently being evacuated from Sudan can rest easy while waiting to return home.

Governor Khofifah invited the entire community to pray together so that the conflict in Sudan would be resolved soon and the situation there would be conducive again.

“Let’s also pray that all Indonesian citizens who were evacuated can return to the country safely and securely,” he said.

Reporter: Abdul Hakim/Hanif Nasrullah
Editor: Maswandi


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