12,000 Chinese evacuated from Libya

February 25th, 2011 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Around 12,000 Chinese nationals have so far been evacuated from protests-hit Libya, a Chinese minister said Friday.Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao told reporters about the latest figure at the Beijing International Airport shortly after welcoming back home over 200 Chinese on the first chartered plane sent by the Chinese government to evacuate its nationals in Libya, Xinhua reported.

The plane arrived at the airport early Friday.

The second chartered plane, which arrived in Cairo Thursday, has also left for Beijing. It is expected to arrive at Beijing airport at 9.00 a.m. Friday.

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