Ensuring safety for Vietnamese citizens in Libya

10:12 | 06/08/2014

VGP – Viet Nam will keep a close watch on the situation in violence-hit Libya and work with labor exporters to bring Vietnamese guest workers in high-risk areas home.

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About 1,550 Vietnamese workers in 15 localities in Libya are in safe places and have contacted Vietnamese diplomatic and labour management and agencies, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on August 5.

The MoFA and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs directed Vietnamese representative agencies in Libya, Turkey, Egypt and Algeria to keep an eye on the situation and closely cooperate with labor exporters to ensure safety for Vietnamese guest workers in Libya.  

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese representative agencies in Turkey, Egypt and Algeria worked with local competent agencies to create favorable conditions for Vietnamese guest workers to transit.

As of August 5, 209 Vietnamese workers had returned home and 182 others left the clash areas of Tripoli and Benghazi.

In case the situation worsens, all Vietnamese citizens will be withdrawn from Libya.

Vietnamese guest workers in Libya and their relatives in Viet Nam can contact to the Consular Department of the MoFA through hotlines +0084.918370497 or +0084.948948458 for further assistance./.

By Khanh Phuong