Libyan Foreign Ministry says huge efforts being made to obtain detained Egyptian diplomats’ release

 
 
The Libyan Foreign Ministry said that authorities are making huge efforts to get Egyptian diplomats held in Libya released.
 
Five Egyptian diplomats at the Egyptian embassy in Libya were abducted over the past two days.
 
The diplomats are al-Helali al-Sherbeiny, the cultural attache, Hamdy Ghanem, the administrative attache and three other administrative employees at the cultural attache.
 
In a statement on Sunday, the ministry called for making space for diplomatic channels to handle the issue, saying it is paying strong attention to the detention of Libyan citizen Shaaban Hadeyah by Egyptian authorities.
 
The ministry said is communicating with Egypt to know the circumstances of the Libyan citizen's arrest in order to get him released soon while maintaining "excellent" ties between the two countries.
 
The statement added that Prime Minister Ali Zdan made more than four phone calls with his Egyptian counterpart Hazem al-Beblawy, while Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdel Aziz contacted his Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmy concerning the matter.
 
 
Edited translation from MENA