UPDATE 1-Czech diplomats secure release of German NGO workers in Syria
The Czech Republic is the only country in Europe that maintains diplomatic relations in Syria, torn by seven years of civil war. The Czechs provide consular services for European Union citizens and act as intermediaries for other countries.
The nationality of the other worker was not disclosed, and neither person was named.
They were to travel to Prague and be met by representatives of their embassies, the ministry said.
The German ministry spokeswoman welcomed Hamacek's personal involvement in the case, and said the two workers' return would likely not have been possible without the "quick and unbureaucratic help of our Czech friends."
No further details about the case or the workers were immediately available. (Reporting by Jason Hovet; Additional reporting by Andrea Shalal in Berlin; Editing by Larry King and Hugh Lawson)(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)