South Korea thanks UAE for rescuing citizen kidnapped in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

SEOUL – South Korean president has acknowledged UAE’s efforts in the release of their citizen held captive in Libya.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received a phone call from South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday, who noted his appreciation of the UAE’s efforts to release a South Korean citizen kidnapped in Libya, and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral strategic relations.

Earlier this month, four detainees – three Filipinos and a South Korean – who were held captive by armed groups in Libya, were released thanks to “intensive efforts” made by the UAE “in coordination and cooperation” with the Libyan National Army (LNA), the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said.

The civilians, who were held captive last year by some Libyan armed groups in west Libya, were airlifted to Abu Dhabi prior to be taken to their home countries.


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