Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick commented Wednesday on the release of three American prisoners by their North Korean captors.

They were to arrive at the Joint Air Base Andrews in the middle of the night on Thursday, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  The freed hostages also were expected to be met at Andrews by President Trump and the First Lady.

Fitzpatrick said in a prepared statement, “The release of three American prisoners by North Korea is a welcome and hopeful sign that we can work together to resolve this Korean) conflict. This gesture of goodwill is a great step forward toward peace on the peninsula. I look forward to the coming summit.”

On Wednesday, the three former hostages were released by North Korea into the custody of Secretary Pompeo, who also negotiated the time and place of next month’s summit meeting between the United States and North Korea on this mission.

President Trump said in tweet yesterday the hostages seemed to be in good health – and he looked forward to meeting them.