Vice spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet updated information about measures to protect Vietnamese citizens abroad at a regular press conference of the ministry on April 20 afternoon.
|People evacuate to avoid conflict in Khartoum, Sudan, on April 18, 2023__Photo: AFP/VLLF|
Regarding the flare-up of conflict in Sudan, Viet cited information from the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt, which is also in charge of Sudan, as saying there is one citizen with dual Vietnamese and Australian citizenship staying in the capital city Khartoum and 16 other Vietnamese citizens who are crewmembers of a ship docking at a port in Sudan.
All the citizens are currently safe, Viet said, adding that the embassy is still keeping a close watch on the situation and is ready to implement citizen protection measures if necessary.
In reply to queries about citizen protection measures in the context of the current rising tension in the Taiwan Strait, he affirmed that the Party and State always attach great importance to ensuring safety as well as protecting legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese citizens abroad.
Viet noted that peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait are very significant to peace, cooperation, and development in the region and the world as well.
Vietnam hopes that the concerned parties will actively contribute to the maintenance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, the vice spokesperson said.- (VNA/VLLF)