Foreign Ministry Advises Belarusians to Leave Japan

17.03.2011 13:40
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The Belarusian Embassy in Tokyo is working as usual and has set operational contact with 75 citizens of Belarus, Head of Information - spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Belarus Andrei Savinykh reported on March 17. "Given the high level of the events' uncertainty, we recommend the Belarusian citizens in the prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima, Iwate to move to the south of the country or to leave Japan on scheduled flights." 

«The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus is monitoring the situation in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami on a regular basis,» said Andrei Savinykh, adding that «the situation is rather complicated.»

«Therefore we recommend the Belarusian citizens not to travel to this country until the situation is stabilized,» said a spokesman for the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

«Our greatest concern is the situation at Japanese nuclear power plants «Fukushima-1» and «Fukushima-2.» We are carefully analyzing the official information of the competent authorities of Japan and the IAEA experts,» said Andrei Savinykh.

Also, Andrei Savinykh noted that options in case of deterioration were being currently developed.

As Telegraf previously reported, the Japanese government did everything in their power to cool reactors at «Fukushima-1» NPP on Thursday, March 17. The Government of Japan jointly with Tokyo Electric Power Company, NPP owner, decided to cool the NPP reactor from the ground and by air to avoid a nuclear holocaust.

Tel. Numbers of «hot line» on issues related to the Belarusian citizens, staying in Japan, are as follow:
— the Belarusian Embassy in Tokyo: (8 10 81 3) 34 48 16 23
— Main Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus in Minsk: (8 10 375 17) 222 26 71