An Afghan delegation led by the acting minister of refugees and repatriations is set to visit Tehran to hold talks over refugee-related challenges and the border tension that flared up recently in a border area.
Following the recent tensions between Islamic Emirate forces and Iranian border guards and videos showing the torture Afghan refugees in Iran, a delegation will visit Tehran in the coming days.
“We are trying to visit Iran to talk about all the problems that Afghans are struggling with there; we hope we can talk and solve the problems,” said Khalilurahman Haqqani, acting minister of refugee and repatriations.
Meanwhile, Afghan students and refugees residing in Iran said that they have always faced visa issues as well as residence and employment problems across Iran.
“One of the serious challenges is receiving visas, when the students receive visas and come for an education. The second problem is the permission for residence, it takes a long time,” said Khan Mohammad Seerat, an Afghan student in Iran.
In the meantime, a Turkish newspaper, Daily Sabah, reported that at least 227 Afghan nationals who entered Turkey illegally were sent back home.
The Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations announced earlier that more than 5.000 Afghans return to Afghanistan daily from Iran.