The Indian Foreign Ministry has said contacts are underway with the Libyan authorities to secure the release of seven of its citizens, who were kidnapped last month in southwestern Libya.

"The Indian government is making all possible efforts, in consultation and coordination with the Libyan authorities and international organizations, to secure the release of the abductees who were working in a construction and oil supply company," a statement by the Indian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The ministry indicated that it had received images of the detainees from their kidnappers who ensured that the workers are well and in good health.

It is noteworthy that the Indian workers were kidnapped on September 14, from the Ash Shwayrif area while they were on their way to Mitiga Airport to return to their country.