The Vietnamese Embassy in Pakistan is now working with the host country’s competent agencies to complete consular procedures to bring home a Vietnamese citizen who has been detained in the country for his illegal entry.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh made the statement at the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on April 3.

According to the spokesman, on December 31, 2013, the Vietnamese Embassy in Pakistan informed the ministry’s Consular Department about Pakistan ’s arrest of Vu Gia Po, 36, a H’Mong ethnic person from Lung Lau village, Khau Vai commune, Meo Vac district, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang .

Po was detained for illegally entering Pakistan in October 2013 and taken to Athmuqam police station in Muzaffarabad district (Kashmir region controlled by Pakistan ), the embassy quoted local police as saying.

On receiving the news, the Consular Department actively coordinated with authorised agencies and localities to verify Po’s records and instructed the embassy to take measures to support him, Binh said.

On March 21, 2014, the embassy said it has had a consular contact with Po at the Zila Nellum police office. The man said he is in good health and stable spirit, expressing his hope to soon return to Vietnam to be reunited with his family.-VNA