Statement issued on behalf of Harmeet Sooden
27 March 2006
Harmeet has asked us to confirm that he has arrived safely back in New Zealand.
He would like to express his gratitude for the support and concern the group received from New Zealanders and Canadians throughout the ordeal.
He is grateful for the efforts of all those involved in securing the release of himself and his fellow captives.
He now asks to be allowed time and space to be reunited in private with his family and friends.
Harmeet says he will be available to speak to the media about his experiences on Friday afternoon.
Released by New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade