News ID: 195145
Published: 1034 GMT June 20, 2017

Afghanistan's Chief Executive hails Iran for hosting Afghan refugees

Afghanistan's Chief Executive hails Iran for hosting Afghan refugees

Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah appreciated Iran for hosting the Afghan refugees during the past three decades.

Abdullah made the remarks in a meeting attended by several foreign ambassadors, UN and EU representatives residing in Afghanistan, IRNA reported.

He also urged foreign countries to observe security status before deciding to repatriate Afghan refuges.

Afghanistan security condition is deteriorating. The increasing trend of terrorist and suicide attacks in several Afghan provinces, which have been skyrocketed during the past two years and the unemployment of the youth have prompted the Afghans to immigrate to other countries.

Currently, over seven million Afghan refugees are residing in foreign countries of whom six million are dwelling in Iran and Pakistan.

   
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