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9/16/07

Second abducted Belgian handed over to Belgian officials

Tehran, Sept 15, IRNA - Belgian national Stefaan Boeve, 28, was anded over to Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht at a ceremony here Saturday, also attended by members of the abducted man's family.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Police (IRIP) secured release of two Boeve and another Belgian, Carla Van Den Eeckhoudt 37, who had been taken hostage and abducted to Pakistan by bandits in Sistan- Baluchestan province more than a month ago.

The Belgian foreign minister arrived in Tehran earlier Saturday.

The ceremony held at the Foreign Ministry's Institute for Political and International Studies was also attended by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

The two foreign ministers held talks on ways to upgrade Tehran- Brussels and Iran-EU economic cooperation and the Iranian nuclear program.

De Gucht thanked the Iranian officials for helping release the Belgian hostages.

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