Chinese Ambassador to Greece Luo Linquan (罗林泉)
China’s Ambassador to Greece Luo Linquan (罗林泉) has said that China has helped 1,100 foreigners (ie., non-Chinese) leave Libya in its biggest ever evacuation exercise overseas.
This is on top of the 13,000 Chinese people that they had to transport on chartered Greek vessels and evacuate via the island of Crete.
Luo had only nice things to say about the Greeks, praising them for simplifying customs procedures and for showing “outstanding hospitality”.
“As soon as the Chinese passengers stepped onto dry land, they were greeted warmly and provided with food and water,” he told the China Daily. The Greek government also helped to organise the emergency opening of hotels closed during the winter season, and managed to book 20 hotels with enough rooms for all evacuees.
The 1,100 foreign evacuees helped by Luo and his team were mainly from Greece, Italy, Poland, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Vietnam. He hailed this as an “act of humanitarianism” that they needed to do.
Very magnanimous, indeed! Someone give that man a Confucius Peace Prize already!