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President orders sending aircraft to Bangkok to facilitate return of UAE citizens

posted on 28/11/2008: 620 views

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered sending two planes yesterday to Bangkok to fly UAE citizens there, an official source at the Foreign Ministry said.

"The Ministry continues to follow up the situation. All UAE citizens in Bangkok are fine. All forms of assistance, as well as suitable accommodation, were provided to the citizens," the source said.

"His Highness the President," the source continued, "ordered sending of two planes that will land tomorrow in an alternative airport in Bangkok to fly 260 of the UAE citizens there. The priority will be given to old people and families." Meanwhile, more UAE diplomats will be sent to the country's Consulate in Mumbai. The UAE Ambassador to India Mohammed Sultan Abdullah Al Owais will head to Mumbai to oversee the Consulate operations in that city.

The source said a taskforce, headed by the Ministry's Under Secretary Saif Sultan Al Aryani, was monitoring the situation of UAE citizens in both Bangkok and Mumbai. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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