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Foreign Ministry announcement


24 March 2011


According to the information held by the Foreign Ministry, seven Estonian citizens have been kidnapped in Lebanon. An interdepartmental crisis commission led by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet convened late at night on 23 March. Foreign Minister Paet has been in contact with the Lebanese authorities. The Lebanese authorities have confirmed that they will help Estonia in any way possible to resolve this situation. The Foreign Ministry has been in contact with the families of all the kidnapped citizens. The crisis commission will continue working until the situation is resolved.


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