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
Ewan Williamson,14, died from heatstroke in Australia after police took almost an hour to respond to his distress call, an inquest heard.
Explosives and suicide vests have been seized from a group of suspects stopped on Turkey's border with Syria, the Turkish army has said.
The teenager's family spoke of their "torment and pain" after serial killer Levi Bellfield finally confessed to her murder.