Greece pays special attention to safe evacuation from Afghanistan and border protection

The National Council for Foreign and Defense Affairs (KYSEA) met Wednesday afternoon to discuss developments in Afghanistan and planning for the defense of the country’s border.

At the same time, Greece’s first priority is to ensure a safe passage for the return of people and their families who collaborated with the Greek troops in Afghanistan.

The coordination of all necessary evacuation actions is carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On Tuesday evening, the Foreign Ministry announced the safe evacuation of a Greek citizen of Afghan origin from Afghanistan to Islamabad in Pakistan.

The government said in a statement that planning for the protection of Greece’s borders has been discussed at both the European and bilateral levels, as well as at the national level in connection with the need to protect the borders and prevent a new humanitarian crisis.

State news agency Amna with by reference on government officials reported that the Greek authorities are always vigilant at both land and sea borders to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Just hours after the Taliban took over Kabul, Greece’s migration minister made it clear that the country would not be a gateway to a new wave of refugees.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chaired the KYSEA meeting.

As we reported earlier, the President of Afghanistan resigned after the capture of Kabul by the Taliban. The Interior Ministry announced that it had reached an agreement with the militants to surrender the capital without storming. The militants reported taking control of the entire territory of the country

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