China temporarily shuts embassy in Yemen

April 6, 2015 16:03

China has temporarily closed its embassy and consulate general in Yemen because of worsening security there, the Chinese foreign ministry said Monday.

Two Chinese navy ships have evacuated 613 Chinese citizens and 279 foreigners from the county, the ministry also said, marking the first time that China's military has helped other countries evacuate their people during an international crisis.

"Due to worsening security situations in Yemen, China temporarily closed its embassy and also the consulate general in Aden," the ministry said.

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