Extraordinary meeting of NATO Ministers, Xhaçka: Albania ready to welcome Afghan citizens

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, participated in the extraordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC), together with other Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO members. The meeting was held to address the situation in Afghanistan.

Minister Xhaçka reconfirmed Albania´s readiness to host the children, woman and men, whose lives are in danger from the detoriorating security situation.

“Although everyone today has in mind 1000 possible questions and discussions about what has happened and what will the future of NATO be, the main issue, in fact the only one, where we need to focus today are the Afghan woman, children and men whom today risk their lives because they worked for us. It is unacceptable that NATO member states are unable to offer shelter and a new life to the people who worked and fought for the future that we promised. If Albania can do it, what country at this table cannot?!” said Chief Diplomat Xhaçka during her speech, where among other things she showed to the panel the measures taken by the Albanian government to welcome the Afghan citizens.

At the end of the meeting, the Foreign Ministers of NATO member countries approved a joint statement.

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