Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 30 / Trend S.Agayeva /
An airliner of the Azerbaijani state airlines flew from Baku to Cairo to evacuate Azerbaijani citizens from Cairo at 13:55 (local time) on Sunday, Azerbaijani airlines told Trend.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev instructed the relevant agencies of the country to evacuate immediately Azerbaijani citizens temporarily residing and studying in Egypt in connection with the last disorders, Polukhov said earlier.
Azerbaijani citizens temporarily residing and studying in Egypt, as well as embassy staff and their families will be sent home as soon as possible, said Polukhov. Also the body of an employee of the Azerbaijani embassy in Egypt killed in Cairo on Saturday will be sent home by this plane.
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry asks its citizens, who are currently in Egypt, immediately contact the Azerbaijani embassy`s "hotline" in Cairo via the following numbers:00201 69 14 2848 and 00201 08 15 8628.
Roughly 70 Azerbaijani citizens live and study in Egypt now.
Popular protests continued in all major cities of Egypt despite the statement voiced by President Hosni Mubarak. The Egyptian leader said that he supports the free will of the people and the right to demonstrate. However, he noted that in some cases the demonstrators passed the legal boundaries.
The manifestations with the demands of conducting economic and political reforms and the resignation of 82-year old President Hosni Mubarak, ruling the country for 30 years, were launched in Egypt on January 25.