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No VN citizens injured in Mexico quake: MoFA

Update: September, 22/2017 - 09:00
According to the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico, no Vietnamese citizens have injured by the earthquake there, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed yesterday. However, some houses of Vietnamese citizens were destroyed.— Photo VNA/THX

HÀ NỘI — According to the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico, no Vietnamese citizens have injured by the earthquake there, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed yesterday. However, some houses of Vietnamese citizens were destroyed.

“The embassy is providing support to arrange temporary apartments for these victims,” spokesperson of Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng said. “The embassy is also keeping contact with the people there and taking necessary measures to protect citizens as well as ensure the safety and normal livelihoods of the Vietnamese in Mexico.”

The embassy is also opening a 24-hour hotline to provide immediate and urgent support to Vietnamese citizens living in Mexico.

Hằng also extended deepest condolences and sympathy to the Government, people of Mexico and families of victims in the recent earthquake.

She also responded to reporters’ queries regarding UN sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear programme

“As an active and responsible member of the United Nations (UN) and international community, Việt Nam always strictly abides resolutions adopted by UN Security Council, including resolutions related to issues of North Korea,” she said.

Responding to a question requesting an update on the death of Vietnamese migrant worker Nguyễn Quốc Phi in Taiwan, she said that on September 8, 2017, the Consular Department of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs met with representatives from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hà Nội to discuss the case.

The office issued expedited visa for family members of the victim to come to Taiwan.

Việt Nam’s Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei is working closely with Taiwanese authorised agencies and requested the Taiwanese make an early investigation and to strictly settle this issue. They will inform the Vietnamese office in Taipei of the investigation’s outcome, she said.

Việt Nam’s Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei is closely following the case and adopting measures to protect the legitimate interests and rights of Vietnamese citizens in Taiwan, she said.

At the regular press meeting yesterday, Hằng also provided updates on upcoming diplomatic events. These include a range of APEC-related activities, such as high-level policy dialogue on women and the economy, to take place in central Huế City from September 26 to 29 and a Finance Ministerial Meeting and other related meetings to be held between October 19 and 21 in Hội An City. — VNS

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