The Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia has requested the Libyan charge d'affaires in the Consulate of Jeddah to hand over the Libyan citizen, Hussein Zayet.

Tanasuh TV quoted a reliable source on Thursday as saying that the Saudi Foreign Ministry had summoned the Libyan charge d'affaires and requested him to hand over the Libyan citizen, Hussein Zayet, who had sought refuge in the Consulate earlier.

The source added that the Foreign Ministry addressed the charge d'affaires in a strong worded encounter and demanded the Libyan citizen be handed over immediately.

The source also pointed out that the Libyan charge d'affaires asked the Saudi Foreign Ministry to clarify the fate of the Libyan citizens who were arrested at Jeddah International Airport after performing Umrah in Mecca last Ramadan.