The government expressed its joy at the release of the student Ibrahim Saadoun, mediated by the Saudi authorities.
Mustafa Paytas, deputy minister in charge of relations with parliament and an official government spokesman, said the government had expressed its desire to release him more than once.
He stressed that the liberation was achieved thanks to the active diplomacy led by King Mohammed VI, which produced results that pleased all Moroccans.
Moroccan student Ibrahim Saadoun, sentenced to death by the Donetsk separatist authorities in Ukraine, arrived in Morocco a few days ago after his release through Saudi mediation.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry announced the success of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s initiative to release 10 prisoners from Morocco, the United States, Britain, Sweden and Croatia.