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Ask embassy in Iran to help Indian fishermen, says TN CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday requested External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar to direct the Indian Embassy in Iran to provide support to Indian fishermen stranded there in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a letter to Jaishankar, the text of which was released to the media here, Palaniswami said there are about 450 Indian fishermen including 300 from Tamil Nadu who are working in various fishing vesels berthed and operating from various Iranian ports.

“These fishermen are reportedly stranded in Port Kish, Cheeru and other places in Iran, due to the cancellation of flights, because of the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran. The fishermen are requesting to evacuate them from Iran immediately,” he said.

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