Azerbaijani Embassy in Saudi Arabia has not received evacuation appeals
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 7 / Trend, S. Agayeva /
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Saudi Arabia has not received complaints from citizens temporarily residing in Yemen, Bahrain and Oman, with requests to evacuate them due to the recent unrest in the region, First Secretary of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Saudi Arabia Togrul Gafarov told Trend.
If the embassy receives such appeals, the embassy supervising these countries will provide the necessary assistance, Gafarov said.
He said about 10 Azerbaijani citizens live in each of these countries.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry in February warned the country's citizens about the situation in Yemen and asked them to refrain from making trips to the country, the ministry's official website reported.
Mass anti-government demonstrations and riots have been underway since early February in Yemen. Many people have been killed and injured. In this regard, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has asked citizens to refrain from making trips to this country.
Azerbaijani citizens facing problems in Yemen are recommended to contact the embassy in Saudi Arabia and the diplomatic mission office in Jeddah for quick assistance.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Sana'a, demanding political reform, in early February.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has stated that he is not looking to extend his presidential term, which expires in 2013.
About a thousand people have been injured, while about 20 have been killed in Yemen.
Demonstrations and riots are also underway in Bahrain.
Six people have been killed and more than 300 protesters have been injured as a result of the dispersing of demonstrators in the center of Manama.
Protesters initially demanded economic reforms, but then made political demands - a new constitution and an end to the royal family's powers.