Malaysia thanks Jordan for aiding in saving detained Malaysians

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The Malaysian government expressed its deepest gratitude to Jordan here on Wednesday for the latter's assistance in successfully bringing Malaysians detained earlier out of Israel.

Malaysian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the 12 Malaysians on board the humanitarian aid ship attacked by Israel on Monday were safe.

According to the statement, the Malaysian volunteers had arrived in Jordan at 11:20 a.m. Malaysian time.

Upon arrival at the King Hussein Bridge, the group was received by the Malaysian Ambassador Abdul Malek Aziz.

The statement also said that the Malaysians were on their way to Amman and arrangements were being made to bring them back to Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman, who is on his way to Jordan, will thank the Jordanian government for its assistance in securing the release of the Malaysians.

He would also meet with the released Malaysians, added the statement.

Israel defense forces attacked the humanitarian ship Mavi Marmara that had 12 Malaysians on board in the international waters early Monday.

The violent act has resulted in strong condemnation from the Malaysian government.

Source: Xinhua

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