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The prefect of Martinique introduced that 243 individuals, together with 163 French individuals, are anticipated Friday on the port of Fort-de-France from Haiti, the place chaos reigns. “French nationals will be offered an immediate return to France,” assured the prefect.

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A gaggle of 243 individuals, together with 163 French nationals, was capable of go away Haiti, the place they had been blocked by violent anti-government demonstrations, and is anticipated on Friday March 29 in Martinique, stated the prefect of this French division within the Caribbean.

Three vessels from the National Navy are anticipated in Fort-de-France, the prefect of Martinique and the senior commander of the Armed Forces within the Antilles stated Thursday throughout a press convention.

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On board are 243 individuals, together with 163 French individuals and 80 foreigners, half of whom are nationals of European Union nations, based on the prefect of Martinique Jean-Christophe Bouvier.

“French nationals will be offered an immediate return to France,” assured the prefect, including that they “will be able to benefit from a flight chartered by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs the same day,” he stated. added Jean-Christophe Bouvier.

206 transfers carried out by helicopter to Tonnerre between March 24 and 26

The prefecture has additionally specified that international nationals requiring administrative regularization of their visas will spend one night time in Martinique earlier than potential departure from the territory.

Haiti, already the sufferer of a really critical political and safety disaster, has been stricken by renewed violence for the reason that starting of March, with a number of gangs having joined forces to assault strategic areas in Port-au-Prince. On Sunday night, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced the institution of “special flights”.

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“French nationals who wished to benefit from the special flights set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Armed Forces were able to board French helicopters to join a national navy vessel which will transport them to Fort-de-France soon “, a diplomatic supply advised AFP.

“206 transfers were made by helicopter to Tonnerre (an amphibious helicopter carrier, editor's note) (…) between March 24 and 26 from (…) Port-au-Prince”, detailed Thursday Nicolas Lambropoulos , senior commander of the Armed Forces within the West Indies.

Some 1,100 French individuals, together with a lot of twin nationals, dwell in Haiti, based on figures from the Quai d'Orsay.

With AFP