Chinese warship carrying 83 evacuees from Yemen arrives in Djibouti

Zhang Tao
A Sri Lankan national embraces a crew member of the Chinese "Linyi" missile frigate in Djibouti, on April 7, 2015. A total of 38 Chinese nationals and 45 Sri Lankans evacuated by the Chinese frigate from Yemen arrived in Djibouti early Tuesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

DJIBOUTI, April 7 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese navy ship carrying 83 Chinese nationals and foreign citizens evacuated from Yemen arrived Tuesday morning at the Port of Djibouti, about 12 hours after it left Yemen's western port of al-Hodayda.

Aboard the Linyi missile frigate were the last batch of Chinese nationals and staff members of the Chinese Embassy, and also 45 Sri Lanka nationals.  

It is the fourth evacuation mission organized by the Chinese government since Saudi-led coalition forces launched air strikes in Yemen against the Shiite Houthi group.


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