Situation of Vietnamese community in Sri Lanka is under close watch: Deputy Spokesperson
|Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang. (Photo:WVR/ Quang Dao)|
Speaking at a regular press conference held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Deputy Spokesperson Hang said the Embassy has regularly visited and provided necessities for those in extremely difficult circumstances, extended support to the Vietnamese community in Sri Lanka, and encouraged them to stay united to overcome this difficult period.
Overseas Vietnamese have also been informed about a hotline to seek help in case of an emergency.
Under instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy will maintain contact with the community and roll out support measures in a timely manner, Hang noted.
Around 300 Vietnamese nationals have lived in Sri Lanka, but many have returned home.
Their lives have been badly affected due to the shortages of gas, electricity and fuel, and rising costs of living, according to the Embassy of Vietnam in Sri Lanka.