KUWAIT CITY, Apr 19: The Iraqi embassy organized land evacuation of 151 of its nationals yesterday, in coordination with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Interior.
Iraqi citizens flocked to their embassy since six o’clock yesterday morning, where the embassy asked all those who registered their names with them, residents or expired residency or owners of tourist or commercial visas, who were stranded after the borders were closed, to attend in the morning with all their personal belongings and their passports.
The embassy staff was on standby, and they completed the procedures of approximately 151 Iraqis in record time, and then a convoy of Iraqis returning from Kuwait started by road, accompanied by the Chargé d’Affairs Mohammed Al-Husseini, members of the embassy and the director of the General Administration of Kuwaiti Land Ports, Brigadier Iyad Al-Haddad.
The Chargé d’Affaires of the Iraqi embassy, Muhammad Al-Husseini, expressed his thanks to Kuwait and His Highness the Amir of the country, and the Kuwaiti ministries of Foreign and Interior, for the facilities provided to the members of their community on evacuation trips, which was represented by the providing eight buses to transport the Iraqis to the Iraqi port of Safwan.
He stated that the evacuation process began under the guidance of the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Muhammad Ali al-Hakim, in coordination with Basra Governor Asaad al-Eidani.