Another group of 259 children, women and men who left Mazari Al Sharif, arrived in Albania today and landed at Rinas International Airport.
The number of Afghan nationals sheltered in Albania is currently around 960 people, who came in different groups after the riots that broke out in Kabul.
“Thanks to coordination with partners, they now have a safe haven, reaffirming once again the seriousness and commitment of Albania to rescuing hundreds of Afghan citizens,” said Olta Xhaçka, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Albanian authorities immediately expressed readiness to shelter a number of Afghan citizens as soon as Taliban violence and unrest erupted in Kabul.
Albania is one of the first countries to commit to hosting hundreds of women, girls, children, journalists and translators and Afghan civil society activists.