Trump praises release of U.S.-Canadian family, says ‘positive’ for U.S.-Pakistan relations


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday praised the rescue of a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children by the Pakistani military, calling the effort “a positive moment” for U.S.-Pakistan relations.

On Wednesday, the U.S. and Pakistani governments “secured the release of the Boyle-Coleman family from captivity in Pakistan. Today they are free,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House. “The Pakistani government‘s cooperation is a sign that it is honoring America’s wishes for it to do more to provide security in the region.”

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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