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Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Ashar 31, 1422 BS, Ramadan 27, 1436 Hijr

Bangladesh closes embassy in Libya
Advise travel warning
Published :Wednesday, 15 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 181
Diplomatic Correspondent
Bangladesh has closed its embassy in Libya recently and relocated the mission in Tunisia.
Bangladesh Foreign Ministry in the meantime, in a travel warning, has strongly advised Bangladeshis to avoid visit to war torn Libya until further notice.
This warning is especially for Bangladeshi migrant workers to refrain from travelling to Libya in view of the ongoing fighting and deteriorating security situation throughout the country, a foreign office press release said on Tuesday. Bangladesh nationals in Libya have also been urged to avoid areas of hostility and also to stay away from the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
Libya has been in turmoil since 2011 when the NATO-backed force removed former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
Last year's elections produced two rival governments and their militia allies. Islamic State took advantage of the chaos to entrench itself.
Most of the countries have already closed their missions in Libya. But the foreign ministry on Tuesday said Bangladesh relocated its mission from Libya to Tunisia only recently. Due to ongoing civil war, the Bangladesh embassy has suspended its operations in Libya and relocated its staff to Tunisia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring the overall situation in Libya.
The relocated Bangladesh embassy has opened a helpline in Tunisia with the following contact address:
ASM Ashraful Islam, Counsellor (Labour), +21675750300 work, +21621924229 mobile, email: [email protected]

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