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Release of Stéphane Taponier and Hervé Ghesquière

Publié le June 29, 2011
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, June 29, 2011

President Sarkozy is delighted by the release of our two compatriots, Stéphane Taponier and Hervé Ghesquière, and their interpreter, Reza Din, all abducted in Afghanistan on 30 December 2009.

The Head of State shares the families’ joy. He thanks President Karzai for his handling of the crisis, and all those involved in securing the hostages’ release.

President Sarkozy reaffirms his support for the Afghan people and authorities./.

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