Statement by the Chief Executive on the Release of the American University Professors

Sepidar-Kabul: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan welcomes the release of Professors Kevin King and Timothy Weeks of the US and Australian citizens and the professors of the American University of Afghanistan. They had come to teach the children of Afghanistan and, unfortunately, were abducted by terrorists while serving and teaching. Congratulations on their release to their families and their governments.

We hope that the exchange of prisoners will be instrumental in facilitating inter-Afghan talks and dialogue between the Taliban and the Afghan government and that, following the subsequent commitments of this exchange, take essential steps to reduce violence and bring about a just and inclusive peace.

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan