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Deportation of rejected refugees: Ghani goes along with Sweden

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: During his meeting with the Swedish Prime Minister the other day in Sweden, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that those Afghan asylum-seekers who are not accepted by the Swedish government would be repatriated. Issue of the Afghan illegal immigrants has been on the agenda of President Ghani during his official trip to the European countries.

“We have agreed that this issue is from both sides, the main factors of immigration is poverty, low knowledge, and distrusts, we will review the issues, based on the information part of the Afghans whom were living in the third country have come to Sweden, what we have agreed to begin talks to find best results for the issue,” Ariana News quoted President Ghani.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that immigrants who are coming from Afghanistan are underage and without families and would create serious problems for both countries.

Löfven said that this year Sweden have received more than 20,000 Afghan asylum-seekers. He said that efforts are underway to identify those who are not permitted to live in Sweden would be repatriated.

The Swedish Prime Minister reiterated to have good relationships with Afghanistan. He said that his country announced over one billion US dollars aids from 2015 up to 2024 which is likely to be spent on developmental projects. The two countries have also signed some cooperation agreements which include human rights protection, especially the rights of the women, and full support of Sweden for the democracy system in Afghanistan, he added.

The Sweden Prime Minister reasserted its country’s support on restoring security and stability in Afghanistan and intending to extend its troops stay under the “Resolute Support” mission.

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