Greek authorities ministers toured the fence on Friday and stated the overthrow of Afghanistan’s authorities gave better urgency to their effort to cut back the circulate of migrants throughout its borders.
“The Afghan disaster is creating new details within the geopolitical sphere and on the identical time it’s creating prospects for migrant flows,” Greece’s Residents’ Safety Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis stated in a authorities assertion after touring the finished border wall on Friday. “As a rustic we can’t stay passive to the attainable penalties.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis about Afghanistan on Friday, the Turkish authorities stated.
In a tv interview the day earlier than, he urged the European Union to help refugees from the nation. “If a transitional interval can’t be established in Afghanistan, the stress on migration, which has already reached excessive ranges, will enhance much more and this case will pose a critical problem for everybody,” Erdogan stated.
Hundreds of Afghans have tried to go away the nation previously week, because the Taliban accomplished a staggeringly quick takeover of energy and dropped at an finish twenty years of US involvement within the nation.
“It’s our choice… to defend and safe our borders,” Chrisochoidis stated. “Our borders will stay safe and inviolable. We won’t permit uncontrolled and erratic actions and we won’t permit any try to violate them.”
The 2 international locations share a border on the northeastern tip of Greece, which is continuously a vacation spot of asylum seekers who journey by means of western Asia. There are additionally quite a few routes into Greece by sea.
Final 12 months a number of migrants on boats advised CNN that they have been pushed again from Greece, an accusation that Athens has repeatedly denied. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Company, urged Greece to research experiences of pushbacks on the nation’s borders.
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