Vietnamese folks in Ukraine relaxation at a shelter. — Picture courtesy of the Voice of Vietnam
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Overseas Affairs (MoFA) has been working with authorities, home airways, and consultant companies in Ukraine and surrounding areas to make plans to make sure the safety, security, and situations for evacuating Vietnamese residents from fight zones in Ukraine and repatriating them.
MoFA Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng made the comment on Tuesday in response to questions on Việt Nam’s response to the battle in Ukraine and strikes to guard its residents there.
She mentioned Việt Nam paid shut consideration to and stored a detailed watch on developments in Ukraine and the state of affairs of Vietnamese folks within the nation. There are about 7,000 Vietnamese folks in Ukraine, they usually haven’t suffered any harm thus far.
Prioritising the security, lives, property, and bonafide pursuits of Vietnamese residents and authorized entities in Ukraine since developments started, the MoFA has moved to guard residents.
The ministry has directed the Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine to maintain frequent contact with the Vietnamese group there, function hotlines across the clock to obtain info and supply well timed help, ask the host nation’s companies to help and guarantee security for Vietnamese residents and coordinate with companies in Việt Nam to have safety plans prepared, Hằng mentioned.
She added that MoFA and the embassy had additionally issued suggestions and security steerage for abroad Vietnamese.
The State Committee for Abroad Vietnamese Affairs arrange a communication channel with Vietnamese associations in Ukraine to maintain up to date on their state of affairs and provides security steerage whereas requesting associations in close by international locations to assist Vietnamese folks in Ukraine.
Việt Nam’s consultant companies in Poland, Russia, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia have been ordered to maintain citizen safety hotlines obtainable and liaise with host international locations’ companies to replace info on Vietnamese coming from Ukraine.
The companies can even ask for the facilitation of Vietnamese folks’s entry, transit, and non permanent keep; provision of important items for Vietnamese; and coordination with Vietnamese associations to help evacuation.
MoFA has additionally requested authorities to create a “secure hall” for Vietnamese folks to evacuate, and Việt Nam has known as on UN companies and host international locations to assist present citizen security and evacuation.
As of March 1, about 200 Vietnamese had been moved out of fight zones. The Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine continues to assist residents perform acceptable plans. — VNS