President Zeman not planning to meet with released hostages

President Miloš Zeman has said he will not meet with the two young women who were kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 and released last Friday thanks to the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation. Mr. Zeman said in a live interview on Frekvence 1 radio that the girls had acted recklessly causing problems for themselves, their families, those who worked on negotiating their release and indeed for the whole country. He said he hoped this would be a lesson to them and any others who might consider taking similar stupid risks. On the other hand, the president said he would very much like to meet with the people who contributed to the young women’s release.