KATHMANDU, April 12 -- The United Nations Headquarters has said that Nepali soldiers would continue to stay in troubled Libyan capital city of Tripoli.

"We are in touch with Nepali officials. Contrary to reports, there's no plan to withdraw the Nepalese Guard Unit. It continues its mission in Tripoli with @UNSMILibya. We greatly value their contribution & continue reviewing contingency planning in light of developments," the UN Spokesperson's Office said on Twitter.

Amid rumors that the Nepal Army was opting to withdraw its soldiers from Libya, Army Spokesperson Bigyan Dev Pandey said on Thursday that the Nepali troops would continue to stay in Tripoli as long as the UN office decides to stay there.

He said that there is no question of...