|Countries continue to bring citizens back from Libya|
The second chartered plane sent by the Chinese government to evacuate its nationals in
Some 12,000 Chinese nationals have so far been evacuated from the North African country, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao said early Friday morning.
The government of
Zambian Foreign Affairs Minister Kabinga Pande said the government would continue to monitor developments in that country and in entire north Africa, adding that Zambians living in that country were safe and that precautionary measures had been put in place to ensure their security.
The Syrian Transport Ministry is seeking to hire additional ships to secure the evacuation of Syrian nationals from the violence in
Ghaida Abdullatif, director general of Syrian Arab Airlines, said the institution would continue to run flights to the airport in the Syrian capital of
Thai Labor Ministry spokesman Sutham Nathithong said Thursday that over 2,000 Thai workers had already left
Most of those 2,000 Thais fled
Two Turkish ferries carrying 3,037 passengers arrived in southwestern
Among the passengers, 59 were foreigners from
A plane chartered by the Polish government evacuated 61 people from
"The plane brought 61 people, including some 20 British nationals, 15 Poles, 15 Romanians and two Danes," Interior Ministry spokeswoman Malgorzata Wozniak said.
The plane had been meant to carry some 80 Poles, but Wozniak said that only 15 Poles managed to reach the
Around 100 Bulgarian citizens in
On Wednesday, 101 Bulgarians -- along with 70 Croatians, 10 Chinese, six Romanians and two South Koreans -- arrived in Bulgarian capital
In London, British Prime Minister David Cameron apologized Thursday for the delay in getting nationals home, as three flights -- two chartered planes and a military transporter -- left Tripoli airport carrying more than 250 people in total. The Royal Navy's HMS Cumberland frigate also started loading stranded Britons in
A third chartered flight is en route to
Meanwhile, European Commission spokesman Raphael Brigandi told Xinhua that
Amid the mass evacuation of foreigners, Gaddafi warned Libyans in a phone-in to state TV Thursday that protests would lead to chaos in the country, according to Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV.
"If you want to live in this chaos, it's up to you," he told Libyans, adding that he felt sorry for those who got killed in the clashes.