Foreign Ministry announcement

No. 246-E

Early this morning the seven Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon were freed as a result of co-operation between Estonia, Lebanon, and other partners. The freed citizens have been taken to the French Embassy in Beirut. They are in good health.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the Foreign Ministry will arrange for the freed Estonian citizens to be brought home as soon as possible. “The main thing now is for our seven fellow countrymen to get home to their families and loved ones as quickly as possible,” Paet added.

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