Barack Obama said he called the parents of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to "express our joy that they can expect his safe return,"
Today the American people are pleased that we will be able to welcome home Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held captive for nearly five years.
On behalf of the American people, I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return, mindful of their courage and sacrifice throughout this ordeal.
Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.
And as we find relief in Bowe’s recovery, our thoughts and prayers are with those other Americans whose release we continue to pursue.
More top news
A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council said a weapon had been discharged outside St George's Primary School in Penilee.
Theresa May will not announce the UK will leave the customs union until Philip Hammond is on board - and that is not certain.
A guide to Donald Trump's presidential inauguration and the key events that will be happening.