Seven of 20 workers stuck for months in Saudi Arabia returned home on December 28, according to the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

They were among 38 workers sent to the country as part of a poverty reduction programme.

The workers, mostly from northern Bac Kan province, posted a video online to ask for help as they did not possess work permits and thus could not obtain exit visas.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Saudi Arabia is currently completing the necessary procedures to bring the rest of the workers back to Vietnam.-VNA