September 29, 2022

Deputy PM meets UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Deputy PM meets UN High Commissioner for Refugees

KABUL, Mar. 15- Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi, Administrative Deputy Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, met this morning with Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees and his accompanying delegation in which Ramiz Al-Akbarov, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan.

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Afghanistan, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said that the organization had been working to assist Afghan refugees in Pakistan and Iran since 1979, and now Continues its activities. “Security in Afghanistan has provided us with a good opportunity to work more closely with the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations, and we are pleased that 176,000 IDPs have returned to their homes in the past few months,” he said.

Filippo Grande emphasized the need to build trust by encouraging migrants to return to Afghanistan, saying that 55 districts and five major cities in Afghanistan have been identified for return and reintegration, in addition to humanitarian aid, civil works and We are also doing the reconstruction.

Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi expressed his gratitude for the commissioner’s activities, recalling the invasion of Afghanistan by the former Soviet Red Army, which was the beginning of emigration from the country, and said that the Islamic Emirate was ready to return the refugees and create conditions for resettlement. Any cooperation.

He added that one of the important factors for the return of refugees to the country is to ensure the security and civil rights of all Afghan citizens, which is now provided and the honor, dignity and dignity of our compatriots are preserved.

The Deputy Prime Minister noted that humanitarian aid alone is not enough for returnees, they should also be considered for job opportunities, and this is possible by implementing development projects across the country.

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