The first group of citizens from Afghanistan arrived today at Skopje International Airport in northern Macedonia, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani announced on Twitter.
“Tonight, Northern Macedonia welcomes the first group of Afghan refugees. It is a humanistic act, but also our obligation to provide these people with a safe haven. We stand with our allies and are committed to humanitarian emergencies. ”
Tonight, Northern Macedonia welcomes the first group of Afghan refugees. It is a humanistic act, but also our obligation to provide these people with a safe haven. We stand with our allies and are committed to humanitarian emergencies. pic.twitter.com/T9mRThXJ4e
– Bujar Osmani (@Bujar_O) 31 August 2021
Earlier, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said the number of Afghans working to be admitted to international organizations in the country had fluctuated due to the situation in Kabul and citizens should be calm because there was no basis for safety and health in a portion of this operational action.
“There have been confirmations for about 780 people, but due to the events in Kabul and the inability of people to leave there and complete this mission, that number is constantly fluctuating. Both the Ministry of Interior and the National Security Service and the Intelligence Service are taking all measures in terms of security and citizens can be calm, because we have no reason to violate security in this area of operational action.On the other hand, the Ministry of Health undertakes all activities and responsibilities “Proper health care and vaccination will be provided to those who have not been vaccinated,” Spasovski said.
He clarified that the persons who will come to the country will be accommodated in hotels and motels, as it was previously announced.