Spain: First flight with Afghan refugees from Islamabad

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A first flight from Pakistan which transfers to SpainAfghans, who worked with the Spanish authorities before returning to power Taliban in Kabul was scheduled for Monday night, as confirmed by the presidency of the Spanish government.

The ministers Defense, Foreign and Integration prepared a reception at its air base Torrejon de Ardoz, near Madrid for ‘the first flight with Afghans refugees from Islamabad“, Clarified in an announcement the Magnolia Palace, the seat of the Spanish Government.

According to several media outlets, such as the newspaper The country and national radio, this company concerns almost 250 Afghans citizens as a whole.

These people, who had crossed the border with Pakistan in view of this release operation, they will arrive at Madrid with two military aircraft A400. The first flight was scheduled for Monday night, it is not known when the arrival of the second flight is scheduled.

This operation was prepared a long time ago by the Spanish government. THE Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares went in early September to Pakistan and Qatar to discuss this issue.

Like many other western countries, the Spain set up an overpass to get hundreds of people out of it Afghanistan, where the Taliban seized power on 15 August. This flyover ended with the departure of the last American soldiers who controlled its airport Kabul.

In total the Spain freed from Kabul 2,206 people, in their vast majority Afghans, of whom 1,671 worked for Spain and their families.

THE Spaniard Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had stated at the end of August that Spain was not going to “stop caring about Afghans those who stayed “in their country even though they wanted to leave.

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