The Foreign Ministry has announced that on Thursday morning that complex operations were initiated to evacuate the four Romanian tourists stranded together with other 120 foreign tourists in National Park Taman Negara in Malaysia.
Evacuation operations were successful, by the help of helicopters and lifeboats, despite the bad weather. All tourists were taken near the town of Jerantut, in a safe area. From this location, the entire group got on minibuses and is en route to Kuala Lumpur.
Romania’s Embassy in Kuala Lumpur kept in touch with the four Romanian citizens, as well as with the Malaysian authorities over the previous night, but also this morning, and learnt that these are in good health, mentions a MAE release for Agerpres.
During the transport to Kuala Lumpur, the Romanian diplomatic mission is staying in contact with the four Romanian citizens and will continue to assist them also when they arrive in the Malaysian capital.
“The Foreign Ministry takes this opportunity to convey its thanks and appreciation to the Malaysian authorities for their efforts so far to rescue and evacuate the four Romanian citizens along the entire group of stranded foreign tourists. Equally, the MAE thanks all embassies of the states that had citizens stranded in National Park Taman Negara, for their involvement in the actions initiated with the Malaysian authorities, for the urgent evacuation of the four Romanian citizens together with the whole group affected by the floods in Malaysia,” the cited source informs.