The foreign affairs commission of the House of Representatives has demanded the government take action on visas in the diplomatic spat with Libya.This content was published on November 2, 2009 - 14:28
Geri Müller, a Green parliamentarian and president of the commission – which voted for action by 12 to 11 – didn't elaborate on what exactly should be done.
The commission also decided to not break off diplomatic relations with Libya – by 14 votes to seven, with four abstentions.
The comments come a week after a 60-day deadline for normalising relations between Switzerland and Libya ran out with no word on the fate of the two Swiss businessmen detained in Libya for more than a year.
On September 18 they went for a medical examination and were then whisked off to an undisclosed location.
Relations took a nosedive following the arrest of one of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's sons in Geneva last year.
swissinfo.ch and agencies
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