No Vietnamese citizens in Afghanistan after one UN staffer repatriated: Embassy

Update: August, 16/2021 - 09:22


A US Chinook helicopter flies above the American embassy in Kabul on Sunday. — AFP/VNA Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Embassy in charge of Pakistan and Afghanistan is conducting citizen protection measures after Taliban forces took over Kabul.

Ambassador Nguyễn Tiên Phong, said that following the Foreign Ministry’s directions, the embassy has posted a notice on its official website and stayed in contact with people in Afghanistan to seek information about Vietnamese citizens in the country since first reports of possible Taliban forces’ advancing into the capital city.

According to the embassy, at present, there are no Vietnamese citizens in Afghanistan.

On August 3, the embassy coordinated with relevant agencies to bring a Vietnamese citizen working for a United Nations agency in Afghanistan back home safely.

For assistance, Vietnamese citizens can contact the hotline of the embassy at: + 92 0336 3336868 (Whatsapp) or + 84 936 061996 (Zalo, Viber), + 92 51 2655785/87 (fixed numbers) or the Citizen Protection call centre of the Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs +84 981 848484. — VNS