Sushma Swaraj asks over 500 Indians stranded in violence-hit Tripoli to leave immediately

As Libya's capital Tripoli continues to be hit by violence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that over 500 Indians are stuck there.

Press Trust of India April 19, 2019 20:23:09 IST
Sushma Swaraj asks over 500 Indians stranded in violence-hit Tripoli to leave immediately

New Delhi: As Libya's capital Tripoli continues to be hit by violence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that over 500 Indians are stuck there and suggested that they leave the city immediately.

Sushma Swaraj asks over 500 Indians stranded in violencehit Tripoli to leave immediately

File image of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. AP

The minister said that if the Indians stranded in the Libyan capital do not leave immediately, then it may not be possible to evacuate them later.

Over 200 people were killed in Tripoli in the last two weeks since renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar's troops launched a strike to oust UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj from power.

Swaraj tweeted, "Even after massive evacuation from Libya and the travel ban, there are over 500 Indian nationals in Tripoli. The situation in Tripoli is deteriorating fast. Presently, flights are operational."

"Pls ask your relatives and friends to leave Tripoli immediately. We will not be able to evacuate them later," she said on her Twitter handle.

Updated Date:

also read

India-Saudi collaboration holds promise of shared growth, prosperity & development, says EAM S Jaishankar
World

India-Saudi collaboration holds promise of shared growth, prosperity & development, says EAM S Jaishankar

The External Affairs Minister arrived Riyadh on Saturday on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss ways to further strengthen relations between the two countries. He addressed diplomats at the Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh Sunday's morning

UNGA summit: EAM Jaishankar discusses Ukraine conflict, food security & Cyprus with his Turkish counterpart
World

UNGA summit: EAM Jaishankar discusses Ukraine conflict, food security & Cyprus with his Turkish counterpart

The talks comes a day after the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raked up the Kashmir issue during his address at the high-level UN General Assembly session and urged for the establishment of a "fair and permanent" peace and prosperity in Kashmir

India, France to work towards setting up Indo-Pacific trilateral development cooperation: EAM Jaishankar
World

India, France to work towards setting up Indo-Pacific trilateral development cooperation: EAM Jaishankar

Jaishankar held talks with his French counterpart Catherine Colonna on issues such as the Ukraine conflict, the tensions in the Indo-Pacific, consequences of the Covid pandemic, developments in Afghanistan and the prospects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action