Sun, 10 May 2020
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Damascus, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, facilitated the return of Bahraini citizens and students stranded in the Lebanese Republic, by conducting an evacuation flight from Rafic Hariri International Airport to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The evacuation came within the plan prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to evacuate Bahraini citizens from a number of countries to protect them from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Damascus appreciated the efforts of the competent local authorities in the Lebanese Republic for their cooperation in facilitating the procedures for the return of Bahraini citizens.
In April, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had revealed that 3,800 Bahraini citizens had been successfully repatriated to Bahrain from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan and Iran. This was followed by the repatriation of 301 citizens from the US and Canada, bringing the total number of citizens repatriated by the Kingdom to well over 4000.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al Khalifa, had also stated that extensive measures were being taken by the Ministry to contact Bahraini citizens abroad. “These include increasing call center capacity to ensure calls are answered at all hours of the day, updating and registering citizens’ data, and ensuring the smooth and safe return of citizens by organising travel and accommodation,” HE explained.
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