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MoFA summons UAE Chargé d'affaires

MoFA summons UAE Chargé d'affaires

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May 11, 2015 - 19:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Chargé d'affairs was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) over deporting of Afghan nationals from the gulf country, an official said.

According to the reports recently, over 600 visas of Afghan traders have been canceled and they have been deported which sparked objections by Afghan government.

Hikmat Khalil Karzai political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressed concern over Afghan traders deporting while visiting Juma Al- Kabai UAE Chargé d'affaires.

Karzia said: “At least 300 to 600 Afghan citizens working in UAE have been deported. They have invested millions of dollars in the UAE.”

On other hand, the Chargé d'affaires accepted Afghan official concerns over his country but said that Afghan media misreported the news. He said a number of Afghans were deported due to legal issues.

Al- kaby added in past, many Afghans were expelled from UAE where their ethnicity, language and religion were not clarified.  He assured the deputy minister to share his concerns with high authorities in UAE and send feedback within next few days.

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