Posted by: africanpressorganization | 20 December 2013

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the evacuation of German nationals from South Sudan


 

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the evacuation of German nationals from South Sudan

 

BERLIN, Germany, December 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement at the Federal Foreign Office this morning (20 December):

Conditions in South Sudan are such that we had to take emergency measures to evacuate and fly out German nationals living there.

A Bundeswehr plane landed in the capital Juba this morning. The operation is currently underway. The first 55 German nationals are being flown out and will arrive in Uganda shortly. A second flight may follow.

I think this is good news for those waiting for help in South Sudan.

A total of 55 people have been evacuated on the first flight. The vast majority of them are German nationals, the rest French, Swiss and Netherlands nationals. A second flight is planned.

Those who have been evacuated are being taken to Entebbe, where the German Embassy will provide them with assistance.

 

SOURCE 

Germany – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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