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Cypriot seafarer on seized ship in good health

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working diligently to end the hostage crisis

Source: CNA

The Cypriot citizen who is one of the crew members of the two Greek-flagged tankers seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces in the Gulf is in good health, the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.  Meanwhile, efforts to end the hostage crisis continues.

Demetris Demetriou, Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNA that “efforts and representations continue with the aim to end the hostage crisis”.

Asked if there are any developments over the ministry’s efforts, Demetriou said calls to end the hostage situation are being made from all directions, from our ambassador (in Iran) and from the Ministry in Nicosia to the Embassy of Iran but there is nothing more that can be said.

Undersecretary of Shipping, Vassilis Dimitriadis, spoke to the wife of the Cypriot seaman over the weekend.  He added that the Cypriot seafarer is in good health and that his family is in continuous communication with him. Demetriou added that he has been updating the family on the ministry’s actions.  The family has said that the Cypriot seaman is in good health.

Cyprus  |  hostage  |  tanker

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