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Bangladeshis advised again not to visit Libya

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Dhaka:

The Foreign Ministry again advised Bangladesh nationals not to visit to Libya anymore in view of the ongoing fighting and deteriorating security situation there.

"Bangladesh nationals including migrant workers have been again strongly advised not to undertake any visit to Libya in view of the ongoing fighting and deteriorating security situation in the African country," the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The ministry is monitoring the situation and further requesting Bangladesh nationals to refrain from visiting Libya until further notification in this regard.

Unless unavoidable, the visiting Bangladesh nationals from Libya are also advised to refrain from travelling back to Libya for the time being.

On July 14, the government also advised Bangladesh nationals to avoid going to Libya, suspending its mission in Libya, which was followed by relocating its staff to Tunisia.

The advise was issued in order avoid “demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations,”

The African oil-rich country has been in turmoil since NATO-backed force removed its former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

At present, government, its militia allies and rivals are fighting there. Islamic State is also taking advantages of chaos.

In March, two Bangladeshis who were taken hostage by the IS along with some other foreigners were rescued from the country.

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