CC News: Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque on Wednesday said the government has formally approached the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) and touched base with India to bring back stranded Bangladeshi nationals from conflict-hit Yemen.
Saying some 1,500 and 3,000 Bangladeshis were in Yemen before the conflict escalated, he also added that most of them are concentrated in Aden, which is a “safer” zone as the Yemen government appears to be in control there.
“We don’t have a mission in Yemen. Our Kuwait mission is accredited to Yemen and it is far off from the country.
“We are trying to reach our officer but only the viable way to reach there is sending them by sea. Hope we’ll be able to send our officer,” he told at a press briefing on Wednesday.
Bangladesh had strongly condemned the Houthi militia action in Yemen and supports Saudi Arabia-led efforts to restore the legitimate state authority.
Foreign nationals have deserted Yemen capital in the wake of the attacks.