During a press conference, Pham Thu Hang, the spokesperson for the ministry, informed that 13 Vietnamese individuals were repatriated from Israel. These repatriations were facilitated through a combination of commercial and humanitarian flights organized by partners collaborating with Israeli citizens.
According to Hang, the Vietnamese Embassy in Israel has developed and implemented strategies to ensure the safety of its citizens. These measures include establishing citizen protection plans, maintaining regular communication with individuals, enhancing communication channels, providing valuable advice, and facilitating the evacuation of citizens to more secure locations.
Approximately 250 Vietnamese individuals, who had been residing, working, and pursuing their studies in Israel, expressed their desire to evacuate the region if deemed necessary due to the ongoing conflict.
The ministry further advised Vietnamese citizens to refrain from traveling to Israel and urged Israeli authorities to prioritize the safety and security of Vietnamese nationals and their families residing in the country.
Since Israel initiated airstrikes on October 7 in response to Hamas' attacks, approximately 12,000 individuals have tragically lost their lives. It is worth noting that no casualties from Vietnam have been reported during this period.
If there is an emergency, it is advised that Vietnamese citizens in Israel reach out to the Vietnamese Embassy through their citizen protection hotline at +972 50 818 6116, +972 52 727 4248, or 972 50 994 0889. Additionally, they can contact the Consular Department of the foreign ministry via their citizen protection switchboard at +84 981 84 84 84, +84 965 41 11 18, or by sending an email to [email protected].