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Afghan refugees’ problems in Iran to be resolved: President

Afghan refugees’ problems in Iran to be resolved: President

Apr 20, 2015 - 18:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has reassured an inclusive strategy is being worked out to resolve Afghan refugees’ problems living in Iran.

A statement released by the Presidential Palace said that the president met a number of Afghan refugees at the Afghanistaninfo-icon Embassy in Tehran on Tuesday morning.

A number of refugees shared their problems with the president regarding their returning to Afghanistan. The president said: “The government will take all steps to facilitate the countrymen. Your safe return is the prime duty of the government.”

Afghanistan, he hoped was on path to stability and progress and building good relations with neighboring and regional states.

He discussed early release of Afghan refugees jailed in Iran. Afghan refugees’ problems in Iran would be resolved by delegation of both the countries in the next four months.

The statement added the president also met with a number of Afghan students following higher educationinfo-icon in Iran. Afghan students asked the president to provide them with job opportunities after completion of their studies.

Ghani told the students: “Every Afghan student is the son of his soil. Afghans should get united for progress, prosperity and development of their country.”

Referring to the release of 31 passengers kidnapped on Kabul-Kandahar highway, the president said security forces had been directed to ensure safe release of the abducted passengers.

Almost two months back, as many as 31 passengers were on their way from Herat to Kabul when armed insurgents picked them from buses in Shah Joy district of Zabul province.

About reforms, Ghani said it would take time to improve governance but comprehensive strategy had been worked out to streamline things and ensure law and order in the country.



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