KUWAIT CITY, February 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaber_Al-Mubarak_Al-Hamad_Al-Sabah) instructed the Kuwaiti Army Air Force to send two military planes to Egypt to pick up Kuwaiti military students there.

In a statement released by the Army, the Minister of Defence issued an order for the transport planes as a result of recent unrest in Egypt. The Kuwaiti students have been studying in military facilities in Egypt. Sheikh Jaber (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kuwait_ministry_of_defense/5264541748) said he wishes for all students to return home safely, and that he hopes peace will emerge in Egypt.

This military transport is the latest development regarding Kuwaitis and Egypt in recent days. The Kuwaiti Directorate General of the Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced yesterday that the Kuwait International Airport would welcome 1,776 citizens and residents returning from Egypt. Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled Al-Jarallah also said this week that the ministry has been closely monitoring Kuwaiti citizens currently residing in Egypt, via a specially-created special operations room in coordination with the Kuwait Embassy in Cairo.

This has been issued by Al Madar. For more information, visit http://www.almadar-kw.com/