Speaking to newsmen in the national capital, MEA spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin said the situation in Iraq is a high priority item on the agenda of the Ministry. He said that all attempts are being made to assess the situation Indian nationals are in.
With tension mounting in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs has already issued an advisory asking Indian nationals to either leave the country by commercial means or stay indoors. The Foreign Ministry has asked Indians to avoid any unnecessary travel to Iraq. An advisory issued two days ago said “Indians living in areas affected by the ongoing armed conflict are advised to stay indoors as far as possible and are advised to remain in contact with our Embassy in Baghdad for necessary advice and updated information”.
Spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry, Syed Akbaruddin had tweeted out information about the steps being taken by the Indian embassy in Baghdad to help Indians. Today he further elaborated on the stance of the government and the steps being taken.
Akbaruddin said discussions have been done on the possibilities of ground level cooperation and assistance in assisting Indian nationals who are in the affected area
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