Colin Rutherford was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the Ghazni province. He was freed with Qatar’s help, the Canadian foreign minister said on Monday.
Stephane Dion added: “Canada is very pleased that efforts undertaken to secure the release of Rutherford have been successful.”
In a statement, the minister said he looked forward to Rutherford being able to return to Canada and reunite with his family.
Rutherford had said in a video released by the Taliban in May 2011 that he visited Afghanistan to see historical sites, old buildings and shrines. -Pajhwok