Mali’s Finance Minister Abdoulaye Daffe and another top official have been released by the military junta that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
The minister was among those detained after the military coup on Tuesday.
Sabane Mahalmoudou, who worked for the president was among those arrested, and has been released alongside Mr Daffe.
The military junta announced that land and air borders would be reopened on Friday.
They also said they are in contact with opposition groups about starting the process of appointing a transitional president.
West African leaders have continued to call for President Keïta to be reinstated immediately.