Australian Leader Thanks Egypt for Reporter's Freedom

February 3, 2015 10:26 PM

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Australia' prime minister has thanked the Egyptian president for his help in releasing an Australian reporter from prison and expressed hope that two Al-Jazeera colleagues would also be freed soon.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott 's office said in a statement Wednesday that he spoke to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi by telephone on Tuesday night for the first time since Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste was released from an Egyptian prison at the weekend.

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