SA statement on the situation in Egypt

03 July 2013

The South African government takes cognisance of the on-going protests in the Arab Republic of Egypt.  South Africa encourages all parties to resolve their differences in a peaceful and democratic spirit.

The evolving situation may necessitate precautionary measures by South African citizens living in or travelling to Egypt regarding their personal safety and wellbeing.

The South African government will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as and when deemed necessary.

The stability and peace in Egypt remains vital for the progress of democracy in the region and the ultimate wellbeing of all the Egyptians.

The South African Embassy in Egypt remains open and is available at all times to assist South African citizens should circumstances require.

Government strongly advises all South African citizens to register online on ROSA (Registration of South African citizens Abroad) in order for the Government to be able to contact them or their relatives/friends in South Africa in case of an emergency.

For further information, please contact Mr. Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, on 082 884 5974


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