The operation was carried out by officers of the Hellenic Armed Forces, in close cooperation and coordination with the National Operations Center of the Greek Armed Forces and the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
He was found in Elefsina on Thursday night Kyriakos Mitsotakiswhere the plane carrying 20 Greeks and 19 foreigners rescued from Sudan, where the civil war is raging, landed.
The C-130 of the Greek Air Force had taken off from the capital Khartoum, as part of an operation to free Greek citizens from Sudan.
“I want to congratulate the Ministry of National Defense, but also the leadership of the Armed Forces for the perfect organization of this complex mission, always in conjunction with other friendly countries, we succeeded and returned back to the homeland those of our fellow citizens who wanted to leave the war zone » stressed the prime minister from the airbase of Elefsina.
“The Greek State must at all times to takes care of the safety of Greek citizens regardless of where they are. And I hope that the great adventure in Sudan will end so that people can return safely to their homes. Our Armed Forces, once again, made us white-faced and took care of the completion of this complex operation” added the prime minister.
The operation was carried out by executives of the Hellenic Armed Forces, in close cooperation and coordination with the National Operations Center of the Greek Armed Forces and the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The C-130 landed at Elefsina Air Base after 21:00.
The entire evacuation and rescue operation was watched live from the National Operations Center of the Greek Army by the Deputy Minister of National Defense Nikos Hardalias and the leader of the Greek Army General Konstantinos Floros.
With the advent of the C-130, from the military side, the evacuation and rescue operation in Sudan it came to an end, as announced by GEETHA.
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