Wednesday 27 July 2016

The British Council has temporarily closed its offices in Bangladesh in order to review their security procedures, the British Council announced today. The organisation hopes to reopen its offices and resume normal services to the public once new security measures are in place.

Barbara Wickham, Director of British Council Bangladesh said “We recognise that people in Bangladesh are increasingly concerned about safety and security in public places. The safety and security of our staff and customers is always our top priority. Therefore we have taken the decision to temporarily close our offices in order to review our security practices. During this temporary closure, our Customer Services will be responding to queries through email                                       (”.  

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