Vietnamese citizens in Israel remain safe: Spokesperson

WVR/VNA - Vietnamese citizens in Israel are still safe amidst complicated developments in the Middle East, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang has said.
Vietnamese citizens in Israel remain safe: Spokesperson
Vietnamese citizens in Israel remain safe: Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang. (Photo: VNA)

On October 26, at the Ministry's regular press conference, in response to request to provide information on the situation of Vietnamese citizens in the Israel-Hamas conflict area, Spokesperson Hang stressed that the Vietnamese Embassy in Israel has maintained regular and close contact with representatives of the Vietnamese community in conflict-affected areas to continuously update information, and asked local authorities to ensure safety for Vietnamese citizens, while preparing necessary citizen protection measures.

In recent days, the situation in the Middle East region has become extremely complicated. On October 23, the Steering Committee for Citizen Protection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a meeting and discussed the issue of protecting Vietnamese citizens in conflict areas amid the current escalating tension, she further infomed.

Since the beginning of the conflict, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has directed Vietnamese Representative Missions in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt concurrently to the State of Palestine to keep a close watch on the situation in the conflict area, regularly update information about Vietnamese citizens and work with relevant authorities of the host country and Vietnam to carry out citizen protection measures, support and ensure safety of Vietnamese citizens in necessary cases, she said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises Vietnamese citizens to avoid travelling to Israel if it is not necessary, she stressed, highlighting those in Israel must prepare for evacuation to a third country or back to the homeland.

Furthermore, citizens should update information from local authorities and the Vietnamese Embassy in Israel, while closely following warnings from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so as to have a timely reaction, the spokesperson said.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)