India agreed to repatriate 2,876 stranded Malaysians

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Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has today extended his appreciation and thanks to Indian government for allowing the repatriation of the 2,876 Malaysians who are stranded in India due to Covid-19 crisis.

“On the matter of stranded nationals, the Foreign Minister extended his sincere appreciation to the government of India for allowing 18 rescue flights to repatriate 2,876 stranded Malaysians from India. 

“Both ministers also discussed the arrangement for Malaysians still under quarantine in India to be repatriated to Malaysia once their quarantine ended,” the statement said after Hishammuddin had a telephone conversation with his Indian counterpart Dr S. Jaishankar earlier today. 

Both Ministers also agreed it was critical for Malaysia and India to work together to contain the spread of the virus. They reiterated their commitment to overcome the pandemic in the overall interests of both countries as well as the global community.

The Foreign Ministry also said that the government of Sri Lanka has given permission to Malaysian Air rescue flight to land in Colombo and repatriate 81 Malaysians stranded in Sri Lanka.

The rescue has been scheduled on April 14 (tomorrow).– Malaysia World News (MWN)

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