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Libyan Newswire

Freed Tunisian Diplomats in Libya Arrived to Tunis

The aircraft boarding the two Tunisian diplomats set free, Sunday in Libya, landed down Monday at 01.00 a.m. at the Laaouina military airport.

The two diplomats abducted in Libya a few months ago, arrived in Tunis, safe and sound and seem in good health.

They were seen in at the airport by Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, National Constituent Assembly President Mustapha Ben Jaafar, Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi and their relatives.

“We lived through a very difficult period and the detention conditions were precarious,” Laaroussi Gontassi said to the media, adding that they had been treated well and had not been harmed.”

He asserted that they had no information about the circumstances of their liberation, specifying that they had known about it on the same day.

The diplomat lauded on the occasion, efforts exerted to set them free.

For his part, President Marzouki said “that Tunisia never abandon its children in similar circumstances,” expressing thanks to the Libyan authorities for their contribution to settle this crisis, and to the Tunisian side in charge of the case.

“We did not give in to pressure, to preserve Tunisia’s sovereignty and we have learned a lot from this ordeal,” he pointed out.

Source : Tunis Afrique Presse

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