Last Vietnamese workers return home from Libya

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The last Vietnamese nationals to be evacuated from Libya will return to Vietnam on a special Vietnam Airlines aircraft Wednesday (March 9).


Doan Xuan Hung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is currently in Djerba, Tunisia, said that as of Monday, 2,415 Vietnamese workers had reached Tunisia, while another 831 were at the Djerba Zarzis airport, waiting to return to Vietnam.


The International Organization of Migration is also expected send two flights to bring the workers home Tuesday, he said.


A group of officials from the Vietnamese Embassy in Libya, meanwhile, will stay on in Djerba for another couple of days to give support to any lost workers, Hung said.


So far over 10,000 Vietnamese workers have been evacuated from turmoil hit Libya by air and sea, he added.


Hung also said that Vietnam has received great help from the Tunisian government and people in the evacuation process.

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