Vietnam ready to protect citizens in Beirut: Foreign Ministry

Update: 19:00 | 06/08/2020
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt and Lebanon to stand ready to protect citizens in Beirut if necessary, ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on August 6.
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Cars are destroyed in the blasts. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

At the ministry’s regular press conference, Hang said there are very few Vietnamese in Lebanon. There is no Vietnamese representative mission in Lebanon, and the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt is in charge of Lebanon-related issues.

The embassy is trying to contact the Vietnamese community and Vietnam’s honorary consular in Lebanon as well as local authorities to gain information on the situation of the incident.

The only information to come so far was that a Vietnamese citizen was slightly injured, who Hang said is being treated in hospital and in a stable condition.

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Vietnamese Embassy in Japan collaborated to bring over 340 citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19

Hang suggested individuals and organizations call a hotline for citizen protection established by the ministry’s Consular Department or the hotline of the embassy if they need support.

She said Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong expressed his condolences to Lebanese President Michel Aoun on August 5 over the deadly blasts.

Two massive explosions rocked the Lebanese capital on August 4, leaving more than 100 people dead and thousands injured.

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Hundreds more Vietnamese citizens flown home from abroad on August 2

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230 Vietnamese citizens stranded due to COVID-19 brought home from RoK

A total of 230 Vietnamese citizens were flown home from the Republic of Korea by a flight of budget carrier Vietjet Air on August 1.

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Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar coordinated to repatriate nearly 240 citizens stranded due to COVID-19

Close to 240 Vietnamese citizens were flown home from Myanmar by a flight of low-cost carrier Vietjet Air on July 30.

(Source: VNA)