On Tuesday two Swiss citizens jailed for alleged immigration violations were released on bail. But no Swiss nationals are allowed to leave Libya.
Foreign ministry spokesman Jean-Philippe Jeannerat said moves were underway to restore normal relations between the two countries. Tensions began when one of the sons of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was temporarily arrested in Geneva earlier in July.
"Work done in the past few days is beginning to show results," said Jeannerat at a media briefing on Wednesday.
"We are in talks with Libyan diplomats. Both countries agree that there are still important problems to be resolved," he added.
Jeannerat said Swiss companies paid about SFr9,000 ($8,582) in bail each to secure the release of their employees.
The two men were told they could move freely within Libya, but are not allowed to leave the country. Both of them are under consular protection. The foreign ministry refused to give further details. More...
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