The first flight with more than 80 Afghan collaborators from Islamabad lands in Torrejón

Spain has reactivated the influx of Afghan collaborators after the arrival of the Taliban to total control of the country. This Monday, October 11, the first of the flights that were scheduled landed at the Torrejón de Ardoz air base. He has done so by bringing more than 80 Afghan collaborators, along with their families. The ship landed in Torrejón at around 9:00 p.m. from Islamabad, in Pakistan. A new flight is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday with more than 150 people on board.

The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, and the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, have traveled to the air base to receive the Afghan refugees .

The arrival in Spain of these new Afghan workers is part of the efforts made by the Government to continue removing from Afghanistan people who collaborated with the Army or AECID during the last two decades after the end of August 27. to the first evacuation phase due to the closure of the Kabul airport.

Welcoming Afghans in Torrejón (Photo: Moncloa)

The more than 230 Afghans who will arrive in Spain in the next few hours have left their country by land bound for Pakistan, where the Spanish Embassy has taken care of them, in addition to verifying their identities and completing all the necessary documentation for their transfer.

As happened with the evacuees in August, the evacuated Afghans will be temporarily welcomed at the Torrejón base, where the entire process of processing their reception and asylum will be carried out, to then be transferred to state centers throughout Spain. sources from the Ministry of Inclusion have confirmed.

It should be remembered that Spain received more than 2,000 Afghan citizens during the large evacuation carried out by the different countries in August, when the Taliban took control of Kabul and allowed the United States to continue operating in the military zone. from the airport to complete this mission. It was an operation that was terminated on August 27, before the Taliban effectively took full control of the Kabul airport.

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