Saudi Arabia releases 35 Egyptian fishermen who entered its territorial waters


How many days have the fishermen held?

3 days.

How many are there?

35 hunters.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Saudi authorities released the Egyptian fishing boat “Al Shifa”, which entered the kingdom’s territorial waters with 35 Egyptian fishermen on board.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry stated in a statement, on Thursday, that “the brotherly Saudi authorities responded to the efforts of the General Consulate, providing supplies and fuel for the return trip of the boat that left Saudi territorial waters last Tuesday, after being reassured of the health and safety of all citizens on board, and after confirming the stability of conditions.” Air “.

Earlier, media sources said that the fishing boat, which was being held, with the fishermen on board, left the Saudi Farasan Island, south of the Red Sea, on its way to the port of Bernice, south of the Red Sea Governorate.

The fishermen who were released numbered 35, all of them from the Dakahlia governorate, and they were detained for 3 days.

It is noteworthy that the boat entered Saudi territorial waters illegally to engage in fishing, which led to the reservations of the Saudi authorities on him and his crew.

The Saudi-Egyptian maritime border was demarcated in the 2016 agreement or what is known in the media as the “Tiran and Sanafir” agreement between Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.


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