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Slovak Foreign Ministry says 16 Slovaks seek assistance to leave Libya

A total of 16 Slovak citizens have asked the Slovak authorities for assistance in leaving Libya, Ľuboš Schwarzbacher, the spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry told the TASR newswire on February 23. The ministry has arranged seats on aircraft and ferries of Slovakia's foreign partners, Schwarzbacher said.

A total of 16 Slovak citizens have asked the Slovak authorities for assistance in leaving Libya, Ľuboš Schwarzbacher, the spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry told the TASR newswire on February 23.

The ministry has arranged seats on aircraft and ferries of Slovakia's foreign partners, Schwarzbacher said.

"Two Slovak citizens are currently at the airport in Tripoli. They should leave the country later today [February 23] on board a Ukrainian aircraft and find a safe haven in Kiev," said the spokesman.

According to the latest information, 50-plus Slovak citizens are still in Libya. The ministry’s experts were in touch with them overnight to determine if they need help or want to leave the strife-torn country.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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