Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dr Amery Browne has confirmed that a T&T national studying in Israel has been safely evacuated from that country.
Dr Browne didn’t identify the student because he did not have permission from her parent to do so, but did indicate she was a teenager studying in Israel.
Browne said at 4 pm local time yesterday, the teen was on a flight out of Tel Aviv bound for London.
“She will be met by our diplomatic staff, and subsequently safely conveyed to her mother’s arms here in Trinidad and Tobago,” according to Browne.
“We have been working on this issue with the Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs, via the permanent secretary and our Consular Affairs Division in collaboration with our diplomatic team in London at our high commission there, as well as some excellent contacts with the European Union via the EU ambassador in Port-of-Spain,” Browne explained.
Browne said if any national has a family member seeking assistance given the dire circumstances in Israel, they can email [email protected] or call 285-5029, ext 219.