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from ANTARA, The Indonesian National News Agency Jakarta, Jan 31 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has finally decided to evacuate its citizens and deploy commercial and military airplanes to fly home over 6,000 Indonesians from Egypt which is now being plagued by political tension.
The decision to evacuate Indonesian citizens from Egypt was made in a cabinet meeting on Monday following the worsening of political tension and social unrest in Egypt where demonstrators demanded that President Hosni Mubarak step down.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a cabinet meeting on Monday ordered the evacuation of Indonesian citizens and the formation of an evacuation task force.
The task force consisted of personnel from Health Ministry and Transportation Ministry and is led by former foreign minister Hassan Wirajuda who is also a member of the Presidential Advisory Board.