Lebanon establishes a hot line for Lebanese in Egypt


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday that Lebanese citizens in Egypt can call 0020169860640 if they are in need of assistance.

The ministry added in a statement that it contacted Middle East Airlines to provide additional airplanes to evacuate the Lebanese citizens who asked to be taken out of Egypt.

Resigned Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Shami requested that Lebanese Ambassador to Egypt Khaled Ziadeh keep him updated on the situation of Lebanese citizens in Egypt amid the current developments, according to a statement issued by Shami’s press office on Saturday.

Mass demonstrations calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation have rocked Egypt for the past five days.

The first Middle East Airlines (MEA) plane carrying 170 Lebanese nationals who were evacuated from Egypt arrived in Beirut about 5 pm local time on Sunday

Middle East Airlines said it will send two additional planes to Cairo on Sunday to fly home Lebanese nationals.