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No. 122-E

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has stated that we are continuing to work intensively together with the Lebanese authorities as well as representatives of partner nations to examine all possibilities and find the Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon.

According to information held by the Foreign Ministry, the Lebanese Military Prosecutor’s Office has taken over the proceedings and brought charges against 12 individuals tied to the abduction. The Lebanese internal security forces are still gathering and analysing information to confirm the location of the abducted Estonians. Estonia is continuing its co-operation with the Lebanese internal security forces and the military court.

Today Foreign Minister Paet is at the European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg, where he will discuss co-operation in finding the abducted Estonians with many of his colleagues. Paet continues to maintain contact with his colleagues in European Union and NATO nations as well as the countries of the region on the topic of the kidnapped Estonians.

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