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Newsline: Portugal closes Libyan embassy due to fighting

The Portuguese government said 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.

http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/portugal-closes-libyan-embassy-due-to-fighting/32225

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