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The C-130 HERCULES aircraft of the Romanian Air Force landed on Tripoli Airport, in Libya, on Thursday, February 24, at 18.10 hrs., while the other military aircraft, C-27 J SPARTAN, landed on La Valleta Airport in Malta, on the same day at 19.00 hrs.

The boarding procedures of the Romanian citizens were assisted by Romanian diplomatic and consular staff in the Libyan capital city.

The two Romanian military aircraft took off on Thursday, February 24, from the 90th Airlift Flotilla in Otopeni, Romania.

The Romanian Government adopted on Wednesday, February 23, a decision on the special measures to be taken following the crisis situation and humanitarian crisis underway in the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. As a consequence, the Minister of National Defence Gabriel Oprea ordered that two military aircraft be prepared to fly to Libya and evacuate the Romanian citizens there.

The Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took into account the number of flights necessary in order to be able to evacuate from Libya, all Romanian citizens that made or would make a request to this effect.

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