According to a report by Kyodo News, a plane operated by the Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) arrived in Japan on Friday night. Onboard the aircraft were 20 Japanese nationals, 15 individuals from South Korea, four from Vietnam, and one individual from Taiwan.
In the past month, the ASDF successfully transported 82 individuals from Israel to Tokyo as part of their evacuation efforts. Following the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas conflict, Japan has been consistently dispatching aircraft to the Middle East. Presently, the country has two planes stationed in Jordan, ready and prepared for forthcoming evacuation missions.
During the onset of the conflict, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a formal request to Israel, urging them to prioritize the safety and security of Vietnamese citizens and their families. Additionally, the ministry took proactive steps in developing contingency plans to safeguard its nationals, deploying necessary precautions whenever deemed necessary.
According to Ly Duc Trung, the Vietnamese ambassador in Israel, precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of Vietnamese citizens residing in Israel. In the event that conflicts intensify in the northern regions or major cities, it has been decided that these individuals will be relocated to secure areas within the country, situated at a minimum distance of 100 km away from Gaza or the northern border.
According to the ambassador, in the event that the situation worsens and safe areas cease to exist, Vietnamese citizens will be transported to neighboring countries such as Jordan for evacuation.