Ethiopian Embassy in Yemen attacked while evacuating its citizens
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – The Ethiopian Embassy in Sana’a, which remains committed to make arrangements for the speedy and safe evacuation of Ethiopian citizens in the Republic of Yemen, was attacked, on Friday, April 03, 2015, Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom anounced.
Dr. Tedros noted in a statement published on ministry’s website that all embassy personnel, including Ambassador Hassan Abdela, and their families were safe and no diplomatic staff was injured.
According to Dr. Tedros, Ethiopian Embassy staff are determined to evacuate Ethiopian nationals despite numerous countries have closed their missions based in Sana’a and evacuated their diplomatic personnel as a result of the continued war in Yemen. The minister also expressed his gratitude to the Ethiopian diplomatic staff in Yemen for their bold courage and commitment to support the speedy registration and safe evacuation of Ethiopian citizens residing in Yemen.
“more than 2000 Ethiopian nationals have been registered to leave Yemen but, the evacuation process is being impeded by the deterioration of the security situation in that country and the first groups of 30 Ethiopian evacuees from Yemen have arrived at the Djibouti port” Minister Tedros added.