Tunisia makes contact with Libya to free detained sailors

Tunisian authorities said they had received sufficient assurances from their Libyan counterparts to address and speed up the process of the Tunisian sailors detained in Libya.

The Tunisian Foreign Ministry stated via its official website that they are continuing to coordinate with the Libyan authorities at the highest level to proceed with the release of their boats and crew.

They also confirmed that all sailors are safe and are being treated well, adding that the Ministry is making all efforts to ensure that the sailors return on board their boats at the earliest time possible.

Four Tunisian trawlers were in the territorial waters of Libya by Coast Guard patrols last month.”


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