President received women judges, lawyers and parliamentarians from Afghanistan

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou received a group of women – lawyers, judges and MPs – from Afghanistan at the presidential mansion on Tuesday.

“Greece has responded to the request to accept vulnerable Afghan refugees immediately,” she said, “and stressed the importance it attaches to the humanitarian dimension of the migration crisis in a spirit of solidarity.”

26 women judges and lawyers with their families arrived in Athens from Tbilisi from 24 to 1 October, thanks in part to the intervention of the Greek President. They were expelled from Afghanistan following the actions of the New York-based Zaka Khan non-governmental organization.

Their arrival and stay in Greece, which is closely coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, is part of the government’s commitment to host a token number of Afghan citizens, champions of “fundamental values, freedom of expression and equality.”

Afghan women and their family members will remain in Greece for a short time until the procedures for their relocation and settlement in the United States are completed, the Foreign Ministry said.

As we previously reported, the United States “distributes” its supporters from Afghanistan to allied countries, fearing (not without reason) that terrorists and simply criminals could penetrate the country.





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