TORONTO: Canada follows the US in closing its high commission in Bangladesh on Sunday over terror threats against the backdrop of US and Interpol security alerts about possible al-Qaeda attacks.
“We take the safety and security of our personnel and our missions overseas very seriously. We will continue to monitor events closely and take the appropriate security measures,’’ said foreign affairs press secretary Rick Roth.
The Department of Foreign Affairs in its latest travel advisory says, “There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Bangladesh. However, you should exercise a high degree of caution due to the fragile political situation. Political demonstrations, nationwide hartals (enforced strikes) and violent clashes are occurring frequently and are expected to continue. The security situation could deteriorate quickly.”