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Dec. 24, 17 | 10:39 am

After expressing “strong concern” over the spate of ballistic missile attacks targeting Saudi Arabia,  the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday assured Filipinos that contingency plans are in place.

In a statement, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano underscored these attacks endangers the lives of close to one million Filipinos residing and working in the area.

Ambassador to Riyadh Adnan Alonto reported on Tuesday the successful interception by Saudi authorities of a ballistic missile launched from Yemen that targeted a populated area in Riyadh.

The latest attack came a month after a similar missile was intercepted near the country’s international airport.

Despite the attacks, he said the situation in Riyadh remains normal and is “business as usual” in the Kingdom.

Meanwhile, the envoy assured Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia and their families in the Philippines that contingency plans are in place to ensure that the Embassy would be able to lead Filipinos to safety in case the situation escalates.

 

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