Egypt's foreign ministry says Ethiopia has released three Egyptian nationals detained for months during a recent wave of violent protests that left hundreds dead in the East African country.
The foreign ministry secured the three men's release after a months-long effort, the ministry said in a statement late on Wednesday. The nationals departed Ethiopia's Addis Ababa for Cairo Wednesday night. They were not charged with any wrongdoing, the ministry added.
Egypt's Foreign minister Sameh Shoukry traveled to Addis Ababa in November to discuss the release of the men with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.