Monday, October 18

The first flight with more than 80 Afghan collaborators from Pakistan lands in Torrejón

Around 85 refugees from Afghanistan have arrived this Monday from Islamabad, in Pakistan, to the Torrejón de Ardoz air base, in Madrid, as part of the evacuation process of the Afghan collaborators and their families with the Spanish authorities.

His arrival in Spain is part of the efforts made by the Government to continue removing from Afghanistan people who collaborated with the Army or the AECID during the last two decades after the end of the first phase of the evacuation due to closure of Kabul airport.

The more than 230 Afghans who will arrive in Spain in the next few hours have left their country by land bound for Pakistan, where the Spanish Embassy has taken care of them, in addition to verifying their identities and completing all the necessary documentation for their transfer. This arrival will be added to the 2,206 people between Spaniards and Afghans who were evacuated in the first evacuation operation carried out by Spain last August.

As was the case with the evacuees in August, the evacuated Afghans will be temporarily welcomed at the Torrejón base, where the entire process of processing their reception and asylum will take place, to then be transferred to state centers throughout Spain. Sources from the Ministry of Inclusion have confirmed to Europa Press.

The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, and the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, have traveled to the air base to receive the Afghan refugees .

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