Portugal closes Libyan embassy due to fighting

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 30-07-2014 07:29:00 · 0 Comments
Portugal closes Libyan embassy due to fighting

The Portuguese government said on Tuesday that it had decided to temporarily suspend the Portuguese diplomatic representation in Trípoli due to the lack of security in Libya.

According to the government communiqué, “this temporary suspension comes after the repatriation of Portuguese citizens who said they wanted to return home and had asked the Portuguese embassy for help”.

“The Portuguese citizens who have stayed behind (mainly citizens with dual nationality), do so of their own free will”, the communiqué added.

The recent fighting between armed militias and the Libyan army has been the most violent since the fall of Muammar Kadhafi’s regime in 2011.

There are also clashes between rival militias.

Hundreds have been killed and injured in these latest attacks.


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