The British Council has temporarily closed its offices in Bangladesh in order to review its security procedures. The British Council made the announcement on Wednesday in a press release. The organisation hopes to reopen its offices and resume normal services to the public once new security measures are in place, the release added. 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 are always our top priority. Therefore, we’ve taken the decision to temporarily close our offices in order to review our security practices.” Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.
During this temporary closure, she said, their Customer Services will be responding to queries through email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and it works in four key thematic areas — the Arts, English, Education and Society. The organisation has been working in Dhaka since 1951. It offers a wide range of services and activities across the country, through its offices in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet.