PSNews - Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Le Thi Thu Hang updated information on the death of a Vietnamese citizen in Taiwan at a press briefing held in Hanoi on September 21.
Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said, the Consular Department of MOFA held a meeting on September 8 with the Taipei Economic-Cultural Office in Hanoi and required the Taiwanese side to soon make investigation into and make clear the above-mentioned case and provide favorable conditions for the family of the victim to carry out burial observances.
“The office has issued emergency visas for family members of Phi, the victim, to enter to Taiwan for burial observances”, said the spokesperson.
|Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Le Thi Thu Hang
According to Hang, the Vietnam Economic-Cultural Office (VECO) in Taipei is working closely with Taiwan agencies and has required them to promptly investigate the incident and then report to the office in Taipei.
“At the moment, the VECO in Taipei is keeping a close watch on the case and ready to provide necessary citizen protection measures, including legitimate rights and interests of the Vietnamese citizens”, said Hang.
No Vietnamese citizens reported hit in the earthquake in Mexico
Regarding the earthquake in Mexico on September 19, the MOFA spokesperson informed that, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico, no Vietnamese citizens have been reported hit in the earthquake so far. However, some of the citizens’ housing areas were damaged; therefore, the embassy has promptly assisted these Vietnamese citizens with temporary accommodation.
“The Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico is seeking ways to ensure communication and take necessary citizen protection measures to ensure safety for Vietnamese people living and working in Mexico,” spoke Hang.
The embassy has set up a 24/24 hotline on citizen protection to ensure prompt assistance.
Previously, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Central Mexico on September 19, killing more than 200 people (as of September 21), toppling many buildings in the capital of Mexico City.
By An Nhien