These refugees will be accepted under the recently announced Humanitarian Resettlement Program, He said at a news conference Tuesday morning in Ottawa.
The agreement reached with the United States in this regard will also free up space in the transport zones that accommodate these thousands of Afghans.
Until last weekend good parts of Afghanistan were deported from their home country, thanks to a flight that has so far taken refuge in third countries, especially in the Persian Gulf.
Afghans welcoming Canada have been considered at risk of retaliation from the country’s new masters, the Taliban, for more than two weeks.
This includes people who have collaborated with Western forces who have fought the Taliban for the past 20 years, human rights defenders and ethnic minorities or the LGBT community.
Canada has promised to welcome 20,000 Afghans Meeting these criteria.
Minister Mendicino did not say how many Afghans had already arrived in Canada. He said 450 people had completed the isolation and it had been conducted in 14 separate communities.
Last Thursday, after the announcement Canadian military operations complete at Kabul airport, He noted that more than 1000 recently expelled Afghans are on Canadian soil.
Canadians are still in Afghanistan
Canadian Foreign Minister Mark Carnegie, for his part, estimates that about 1,250 Canadians, permanent residents of Canada or their family members are still in Afghanistan today. He did not say whether these people wanted to leave Afghanistan.
This is the first time the Canadian government has provided a measured estimate of the number of Canadians not deported from Afghanistan before Canada ceased operations last week.
According to Minister Carneyo, this estimate could not be made earlier because it took time to find out how many Canadians, permanent residents and their families left Afghanistan on third country operated flights.
Canadians who are vulnerable to the Canadian military not being able to leave and Afghanistan, Minister Mendicino said, could still leave the country in the future.
Over the weekend, Canada and its allies pledged to the Taliban to allow Afghan citizens to travel. […] Can safely leave Afghanistan, he said.
We have a clear commitment from the Taliban and we will make sure they stick to it.
According to Minister Carneiro, this is
The first real test This will allow the international community to determine its ability to respect the responsibilities of the Taliban.
While waiting for the resumption of public flights at Kabul airport departing from the United States, Ottawa is calling its compatriots and waiting for the re-announcement of Afghanistan.
The foreign minister said he would talk to his Pakistani counterpart after Tuesday to ensure Islamabad leads those crossing the border with valid Canadian documents.
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