Vietnam requests support measures for citizen in Myanmar

By VNA, AFP   November 13, 2023 | 03:19 pm PT
Vietnam requests support measures for citizen in Myanmar
This picture taken late on Oct. 28, 2023 shows a missile fired from a Myanmar military base in Lashio township in northern Shan State. Photo by AFP
The Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar has devised plans to protect and ensure the safety of Vietnamese citizens living and working in some northern states, which have seen complex security developments in recent days.

In response to this situation and following the guidance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the embassy has also engaged in discussions with relevant local authorities, requesting support measures from the Myanmar side to ensure security and safety for Vietnamese citizens and create favorable conditions for them to leave the dangerous areas.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted relevant authorities of China and Myanmar, seeking their assistance to Vietnam in safeguarding its citizens in the region.

The ministry has advised Vietnamese citizens to avoid traveling to or staying in Shan, Kayin, and Rakhine states, if not absolutely necessary.

Those currently living in these states should promptly have plans to safely evacuate themselves and their assets to a third country or return to Vietnam, it said.

The citizens should get regularly updated on information from the Myanmar authorities and the MoFA (Consular Department or Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar) to respond promptly.

In case of emergencies, they can contact the hotlines for citizen protection of the embassy at 959660888998 and of the MoFA's Consular Department at 84 981 84 84 84; 84 965 41 11 18 or its email at

A Myanmar ethnic armed group has launched attacks on security force outposts in the west of the country, local media reported Monday, as the junta struggles to beat back fighting in the north.

Analysts say it is the most significant military challenge to the junta since it seized power in 2021.

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