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Libyan Newswire


KHARTOUM, April 9 — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Libyan Ambassador to the Sudan to express its strong protest against the detention of the Sudanese General-Consul in Benghazi by Libyan police, in violation of international laws and conventions governing diplomatic work in the host country.

The Ministry said here Wednesday that this act of the Libyan police had also failed to observe relations linking the Sudan and Libya.

Dafalla Al Hajj Ali, the Director of Bilateral and Regional Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told the Libya ambassador that the Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the detention, describing it as unacceptable and deplorable, and called on the ambassador to convey to his government to ensure the immediate release of the consul-general without delay.

The Ministry’s official spokesman, Ali Al Sadiq, told the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) that the Sudanese consul-general was detained by Libyan police in al Baidha town while there to visit Sudanese nationals detained by the Libyan authorities in the town, with the view to getting first-hand information about the reasons behind the detention and to provide any legal assistance they might need.

He said contacts had been made with the Libyan authorities to confirm the whereabouts of the consul-general and to secure his release.

The foreign ministry expressed deep regret and concern over the repetition of such incidents for the second time against a Sudanese diplomat, he said.