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March 4, 2011

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs chartered a plane on Friday to evacuate 167 Congolese citizens from Tripoli, Libya.

The Boeing 727 departed Kinshasa N’djili airport at 10 am for a 10-hour round trip to bring back home those who have been caught up in the fighting between insurgents and forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

Foreign Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said that the government will do the same, from now on, for other Congolese citizens who find themselves in such situations. He thanked President Joseph Kabila for undertaking this humanitarian action.

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