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Pakistan – Release of the French hostage held in Balochstan

Pakistan – Release of the French hostage held in Balochstan

Published on August 21, 2009
Statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, August 21, 2009

I was delighted to learn of the announcement of the release of our compatriot who had been held hostage in Pakistan since May 24, 2009.

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs’ services, and the Crisis Center in particular, were fully mobilized on this matter from the outset.

I thank all those who enabled this happy outcome, particularly the Pakistani authorities.

Our compatriot is due to return to France soon and get back to his family who, as you can imagine, are overjoyed and very much looking forward to seeing him./.

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