Vietnam has designed specific plans to evacuate Vietnamese citizens from Yemen in case of emergency, said Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang on April 7.

She said 19 Vietnamese workers are currently in Yemen, but in safe areas distant from the battleground. Most are offshore fishermen contracted with a Korean company.

Recently, the Vietnamese embassy in Arab Saudi and Yemen contacted representatives of these workers and is coordinating closely with Yemen agencies, embassies of ASEAN nations and other countries to share information and ensure the safety of Vietnamese citizens, she added.-VNA