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White House thanks Qatar for assistance in release of kidnapped navy veteran


Sep 21, 2022

Tue, 2022-09-20 17:33

WASHINGTON DC: The White House thanked Qatar on Monday for its assistance in the release of American citizen Mark Frerichs, who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2020, Qatar News Agency reported.

“We are particularly grateful for Qatar’s assistance in this and, frankly, many other matters. We anticipate that the Secretary of State will speak with his Qatari counterpart to convey those thanks,” a White House senior administration official said at a press conference.

The official stated that Frerichs arrived in Doha safely and that he is receiving proper care. 

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