The Saudi national, Al-Mahri, was held captive for six months in the country of Yemen. The talks were conducted by the Bani Dhabian tribe with the captive’s abductors. The man was released unharmded
According to Abdulqader Mohammad Qahtan, the Yemeni Interior Minister, the leader of the mediation efforts was Saudi Charge D’Affairs Hazaa Al-Mutari. Both men expressed thanksgiving for the tribal leaders efforts to release Al-Mahri.
The Yemeni spokesman promised revenge upon the kidnappers by the government. He said that the kidnappings have caused harm to the Yemeni economy.