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First flight of Afghan evacuees lands in Albania


Tirana, 28 August 2021 (TDI): The first flight of Afghan evacuees fleeing Kabul landed in Tirana, the capital of Albania. It carried almost 121 people including 11 children. Albania agreed to provide Afghan nationals a safe haven at the request of the United States.

The evacuees were temporally given shelter in three hotels near the coastal town of Durres. They were provided with all kinds of necessities such as food, transportation, health facility, and sanitary care. The US ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim was also present now and thanked them for the hospitality they provided.

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also praised Albania for welcoming displaced Afghans and added the USA is proud to partner with Albania in shared support of Afghan people.


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