by Staff Correspondent, Dhaka – Bangladesh has expressed condolence and sympathy to the people and government of Libya after reports suggest more than 5,000 people killed in a devastating cyclone earlier this week.
Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, in a message sent Tuesday to the Acting Foreign Minister of the State of Libya, Al Tahir Salem Mohamed Al Bour, expressed shock at the death of thousands of people.
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the destructive effects of Mediterranean Storm Daniel on eastern Libya, especially in Benghazi, Al-Bayda, Derna, Sahat, Al-Mari, and Jabel Al-Akhdar,” Momen said.
He offers condolences for the loss of lives and property.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends who are going through this heartbreaking loss. It is truly upsetting to see the huge destruction, widespread flooding, and terrible cost to life and infrastructure.”
“I am convinced that the nation’s cohesion and fortitude will see it through these tough times,” said. Momen.
The foreign minister wished his counterpart good health and happiness, and also extended his wishes for peace, progress, and prosperity to the friendly people of the State of Libya for the future.