Bulgarians Asked to Leave Syria ImmediatelyDiplomacy | September 9, 2013, Monday // 13:05| views
The headquarters of the Bulgarian Council of Ministries in downtown Sofia, file photo
Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has issued yet another official warning for Bulgarian citizens, asking them to leave Syria immediately when such opportunity arises.
In a statement, the Ministry urges all fellow citizens to leave Syria ASAP over the worsening situation and conflict there. This is the final call and warning.
It reiterates the situation is extremely unstable and security threat for everyone in Syria is rapidly growing, stressing those who decide to remain there will bear full responsibility for their own safety.
The Ministry is advising everyone to postpone any trips to Syria until the situation normalizes.
Bulgarians are also advised to not travel to Lebanon unless absolutely necessary.
The Ministry calls upon Bulgarian citizens to register in the diplomatic mission in Beirut either via phone or an e-mail and to be fully prepared to leave the area immediately.
The preliminary registration is essential for the fast reaction of authorities and for speedily informing Bulgarians in Lebanon about any emergency situations and increased risks.
Contacts for the Bulgarian Embassy in Lebanon, which is also the Bulgarian diplomatic representation closest to Syria:
Address: BP 11 65 44 Beyrout, Hazmieh, Mar Takla, secteur 6, rue 44
Phone: +961 5 452 883
Fax: +961 5 452 892
The warning comes on the heels of the US state department ordering non-emergency US personnel to leave Lebanon and approving voluntary evacuation from southern Turkey.
The state department cited "current tensions the region" but did not specifically mention Syria.
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