Thursday, February 24, 2011

Romania sends evcuation plane to Libya

BUCHAREST, Feb 23, 2011 (AFP) - Bucharest will send a charter plane to Tripoli to evacuate Romanians from the violence Libya, Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi said Wednesday.

"A charter from Tarom (the national airline) is being prepared to go there today or tomorrow", Baconschi said quoted by Mediafax news agency.

The plane will probably make two flights, a ministry spokeswoman told AFP, adding that the subject is to be discussed later in the day during a government's meeting.

According to Baconschi, 80 Romanians have already fled Libya. About 500 Romanians were in the African country when violence started.

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