Korean Trade Official Kidnapped in Libya

The head of the state-run Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency’s (KOTRA) Libya unit has been kidnapped on Sunday by four unidentified armed men.

Officials at the agency said Han Seok-woo, aged 39, has worked in Libya's capital Tripoli since 2012.

We have yet to know the reason for the abduction,” said a Korean foreign ministry official. “The government will make utmost efforts for his safe release as soon as possible using all public and private channels.

An estimated 551 Koreans are currently living in Libya.

(Source: Korea Times, WSJ)

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