Egypt releases 20 Yemeni fishermen

Egyptian authorities released 20 Yemeni fishermen on Friday that were arrested in June when they were found sailing in Egyptian territorial waters.

Abdul Wali el-Shamiri, the Yemeni ambassador to Cairo, stated on Friday that “the Yemeni fishermen were released as a result of efforts made by the Yemini embassy working with the the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and other relevant parties.”

“The Egyptian authorities gave the matter their utmost attention, reflecting the depth and the strength of the relationship between the two countries, between their governments and their people,” he added.

El-Shamiri noted that the fisherman had left Cairo and were en route to Yemen.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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