The Bangladeshi government announced on Sunday that 263 Bangladeshi citizens will return from Libya on Tuesday, as part of an initiative to gradually return all detainees to their country.

Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a weekly press conference that they will gradually return the detainees, without specifying the number of citizens who immigrated to Libya illegally and are still detained there.

On November 28, 143 Bangladeshi citizens were returned on a charter flight after their release from a detention center in Tripoli. Another group of 110 people were repatriated on a charter flight on November 30.