December 21, 2017 10:56 am
Updated: December 21, 2017 11:21 am

Justin Trudeau meets with freed hostage Joshua Boyle, family in Ottawa

A Twitter account named The Boyle Family posted this photo on Dec. 19

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle, his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their three children in Ottawa this week.

A Twitter account, seemingly run by the couple under the name of The Boyle Family, posted photos of the meeting Wednesday.

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“Today was a wonderful experience for my family, and Ma’idah Grace Makepeace seemed truly enamoured,” the tweet read. “Incidentally, not our first meeting with @JustinTrudeau, that was ’06 in Toronto over other common interests, haha.”

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Another tweet shared other moments, including the couple’s children playing around in the prime minister’s office.

On a more serious note, it added that the couple discussed the Haqqani network with the prime minister — the Taliban-linked terrorist group that held the family hostage in Afghanistan for several years.

READ MORE: Caitlan Coleman says being held captive by Taliban was ‘intolerable’ for her kids

In media interviews, Boyle has claimed that the group raped his wife, killed their daughter, and physically assaulted the couple.

In an email statement to Global News, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed the meeting. Citing privacy concerns for the family, the office declined to provide further details.

READ MORE: Joshua Boyle say freedom a ‘bizarre combination of elation and depression’

“The Prime Minister did meet with the Boyles earlier this week, and like all Canadians, we are relieved that their terrible ordeal is over and they are back home safely,” the statement read.

“It was a private meeting and we will not say more due to privacy considerations and out of respect for the family.”

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