Jordanians held in Libya released

Amman, After intensive effort exerted by the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates and Jordanian authorities, the authorities in Libya have released two of the three Jordanian nationals who had been detained for more than a year, the ministry’s spokesman, Sufian Qudah, Wednesday announced.

Qudah pointed out that Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, had received a phone call from his Libyan counterpart, Mohammed Taher Sayyala, last week, during which he informed Safadi of his government’s decision to release Jordanian nationals held under its custody.

He expressed gratitude and appreciation to the government of Libya for responding to the Kingdom’s request to release its citizens and work to secure their safe return to their country.

The spokesman hoped that the third Jordanian citizen will be released soon as promised by the Libyan authorities, stressing that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates will continue with its effort and contacts with the Libyans until securing the release of the third citizen and his repatriation.

Source: Jordan News Agency