Spokesperson clears up citizen protection issues

Vietnam’s representative agencies in the Republic of Korea (RoK), China and Malaysia have been working to provide protection services for Vietnamese nationals in the countries as reported by Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Hai Binh on October 13.

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Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Hai Binh
Regarding the death of a Vietnamese worker in the RoK, Binh said he Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK has contacted with the company employing the worker right after being informed by competent Korean agencies.

The relevant companies said they will cover part of the funeral spending, he said, adding that the bereaved family came to the RoK Embassy in Vietnam to complete necessary procedures for the repatriation of the deceased.

On the case pertaining to a pregnant girl in China, who is said a Vietnamese, the spokesman said personal information around her has yet to be clarified.

Binh said representatives of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Shanghai on October 12 had a working session with police of Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, and directly met with the girl for more details.

However, the girl can speak a little Vietnamese and her Chinese is not good, he said, adding that the Consulate General is coordinating with competent agencies at home to get further information.

Vietnam’s representative agencies have also kept a close watch on the case, he added.

Asked about the 26 Vietnamese women out of 41 others rescued from a brothel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Binh said the Vietnamese Embassy in the country will clarify the information about the women who were assumed to be victims of human trafficking.

Suitable measures will be taken to protect the Vietnamese citizens, he said.

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