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Statement by Georgetown President John J. DeGioia

We are grateful for the news this morning that our student, Derrik Sweeney, and the other two American students have been released in Cairo. Our entire Georgetown community is deeply grateful to all those whose prompt attention and work led to their release, especially officials at the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Cairo, and the American University in Cairo. Our thoughts and prayers have been with the Sweeney family and the family and friends of the other two American students. As we give thanks, we continue to keep them in our prayers.


Stacy Kerr, Associate Vice President for Communications
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