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Bulgaria's Libya Embassy Evacuated to Tunisian Resort

Politics » DIPLOMACY | May 3, 2011, Tuesday // 12:47| Views: 1959 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Libya Embassy Evacuated to Tunisian Resort A Libyan rebel fighter takes aim with his rifle on the Libyan side of the Wazin border crossing, at the southern part of the border with Tunisia, Libya, 02 May 2011. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria's diplomatic mission in Tripoli has been successfully evacuated to the Tunisian island of Djerba.

The Bulgarian diplomats arrived at the island, which is a popular tourist destination, in the early hours of Tuesday, Vesela Cherneva, spokesperson for the country's Foreign Ministry, told the BGNES agency.

As of Monday, the Bulgarian Embassy in Libya is not functioning. The Bulgarian citizens who have stayed in the North African country may contact the country's diplomatic missions in Cairo or Tunisia.

The evacuation is a temporary measure, Cherneva pointed out, and the Embassy's employees will return to Tripoli once the circumstances allow it.

At the beginning of April, the Bulgarian Embassy in Tripoli remained the only functioning embassy of an EU member state in the Libyan capital.

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