The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has repatriated 451 Ethiopian nationals released from prisons in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia granted pardon and released them from detention centers in Jeddah, Jizan and its environs following the diplomatic efforts made by the Government of Ethiopia, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ministry repatriated about 2,400 Ethiopian nationals from Saudi Arabia and 231 from Tanzania last week. (FBC)