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EU welcomes release of Swiss businessman by Libya

BRUSSELS, June 11 (KUNA) -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstram issued a joint statement here today welcoming the release of Swiss businessman Max Goeldi by Libya.
"We hope that Mr Goeldi will be able to return very soon to Switzerland, to join his family and return to a normal life. His prompt return to his home country would be an important step on the way towards the resolution of the bilateral crisis between Libya and Switzerland," said the statement.
"We are convinced that dialogue and positive gestures by both sides are key to resolving bilateral disputes," added the statement. (end) nk.ajs KUNA 111803 Jun 10NNNN