Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Muhammad Al-Qiblawi has said that around 3,200 Libyan nationals in Turkey and Tunisia have confirmed they want to return to Libya, anticipating that these numbers are likely to increase in the coming days.

In a press statement on Wednesday, Al-Qiblawi denied the news circulated, regarding bringing back the stranded citizens on-board a quarantine vessel.

He said such news is unfounded, insisting that the ministry is dealing with this file with the greatest level of discipline and justice, as he put it.