Yemen's ministry for expatriate affairs called for forming a panel to investigate the detention of Yemeni workers in Libya.
At a meeting by the ministry's council, which was dedicated to discussing the issues of the Yemeni expatriates around the world, the ministry stressed the importance to launch a probe into the case and to take deterrent measures against those involved in harassing the Yemeni workers.
The meeting focused on the issues of the Yemeni expatriates in Libya and how to bring solutions to their problems, especially after many Yemenis were brought to the African country earlier this year.
Yemenis were brought to Libya without guarantees and unclear contracts, and when they arrived in that country their sponsors confiscated their rights, the ministry said, urging the concerned authorities to ban the travel of any Yemenis except after checking they are hired under legal and valid contracts. Such a move will affect the Yemeni-Libyan ties, it added.
After the victory of the Libyan revolutionaries against the former regime last year, Libya said it was keen to expand its ties with Yemen and that it would contract skilled Yemeni laborers to rebuild the African war-destroyed country.
On the other hand, the ministry held a meeting on initial preparations for the first conference of heads of Yemeni communities, businessmen and scientists outside the country.
It stressed the importance to make the conference a success through convincing Yemeni businessmen outside that their investments will be provided with all facilities in their country.