Press release 157/2017
14 September 2017
The Finnish national who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in May has now been released and is safe. The person is still in Afghanistan.
The person has been in touch with family. They have told authorities that they hope for respect for privacy. All communications related to the matter will take place via the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki.
A press conference will be held at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs today, 14 September, at 16.00. Foreign Minister Timo Soini will join the event via a video link.
Inquiries: Media Coordination Officer, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 40 551 6571.
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