The President of the country, Vjosa Osmani said that she was contacted by the US on July 16 with a request for Kosovo to provide temporary shelter for Afghans.
Osmani stressed that this request, which came to him from the US Ambassador to Kosovo, on behalf of President Joe Biden, he accepted without any hesitation or conditionality.
“Without any hesitation or single condition, I have given my consent for such a humanitarian operation, starting first from the human principle that the doors are not closed to those who through no fault of their own will be forced to leave their homes for to escape persecution and save lives, and secondly, because as a worthy member of the community of free states, Kosovo respects international law and its obligation not to close the door to refugees; “Third, because we must stand by our friends, especially the United States, as they stood us for better or for worse,” Osmani said, reports Zeri.info.
She stressed that Afghan citizens will only stay temporarily in Kosovo until their immigration visa documentation to the US is adjusted where they will then be settled.
“Afghan citizens will have to complete the entire security assessment by the United States, because they will still stay only temporarily in Kosovo until their documentation for immigration visas to the US is adjusted, where they will then be placed. “, She wrote in a post on Facebook.
She says that the Government, immediately after the request and the discussion of the institutional agreement, has formed the working group that deals with organizational issues together with the American partners.
According to her, the request of the United States of America has been that this issue remains confidential for reasons of security and the process of removal of Afghan citizens from Afghanistan.
“As such, we have respected this request, but we have not stopped the work. No one knows better than us what it means to be expelled and forcibly removed from the place where you grew up, to be separated from your loved ones, to be forced to flee to save your life. Then many countries around the world opened their doors to us without any requirement or condition. They saved us. “22 years after that horror, now Kosovo will prove that we never lose the humanity within us.”
“Our wise people say, ‘The house belongs to God and to the Friend.’ will be on the side of humanism, peace and democracy “, concluded President Osmani. / Voice