More than 200 Chinese compatriots arrived in Cameroon after being evacuated from Chadian capital N'Djamena, the Chinese embassy in Chad confirmed Friday.
The Chinese compatriots have gathered inside the border city of Kousseri, officials from the Chinese embassy in Cameroon said on the same day.
The embassy said it would take all necessary measures to guarantee security and living for the stranded Chinese. It has also prepared to send medicine and food to the Chinese compatriots who still remained in the city.
Heavy fighting broke out Friday near the Chadian capital between government soldiers and an allied rebel force hostile to President Idriss Deby in Massaguet, about 50 km to the northeast of the Chadian capital.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over the deteriorating security situation in Chad and called on the parties to settle their differences peacefully.
(Xinhua News Agency February 2, 2008)