WORLD Indonesia evacuates citizens from Afghanistan

WORLD

Indonesia evacuates citizens from Afghanistan

Xinhua

16:48, August 21, 2021

Health workers wearing protective suits embark a plane carrying people evacuated from Afghanistan upon its arrival at Halim Perdanakusuma airbase in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Aug. 21, 2021. The Indonesian government has evacuated 26 of its citizens from Afghanistan. Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on social media that there were five Filipinos and two Afghans on the Indonesian Air Force plane in addition to the 26 Indonesian citizens. (Photos: Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Handout by Xinhua)

JAKARTA, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian government has evacuated 26 of its citizens from Afghanistan.

Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on social media that there were five Filipinos and two Afghans on the Indonesian Air Force plane in addition to the 26 Indonesian citizens.

The jet is heading to Indonesia via Pakistan, she said.

"The Indonesian government has succeeded in evacuating Indonesian citizens from Kabul, Afghanistan, with an Indonesian Air Force aircraft. The plane is currently in Islamabad to continue its flight to Indonesia," the minister said.

People evacuated from Afghanistan prepare to disembark the plane upon its arrival at Halim Perdanakusuma airbase in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Aug. 21, 2021. The Indonesian government has evacuated 26 of its citizens from Afghanistan. Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on social media that there were five Filipinos and two Afghans on the Indonesian Air Force plane in addition to the 26 Indonesian citizens.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue