Six female former lawmakers and judges from Afghanistan have been received by Greece’s prime minister, キリアコス・ミツタキス, after fleeing their homeland in the wake of the Taliban takeover
The three former lawmakers and three former judges arrived in September, assisted by ギリシャ語 and international charities, and are expected to be resettled in other European countries. They met with Greece’s first female president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 今週はじめ.
Afghanistan’s twin-chamber parliament was effectively dissolved after the Taliban seized control of the country in August. The future of the national assembly and the question of whether women will be allowed to hold any positions of authority remain uncertain.
The Greek government has taken a tough line on illegal immigration, and recently announced plans to hire more border guards in an effort to deter Afghan migrants from reaching the European Union.
In Washington Thursday, 我ら. Secretary of State アントニーブリンクス thanked Greece for sheltering the former lawmakers. He made the remarks after a meeting with visiting Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
Among the former parliament members present Friday was Shagufa Noorzai from Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province.
Speaking at an event in アテネ to promote democracy earlier this month, she vowed to try to continue helping Afghan women.
“We struggled for 20 年, but this all, おもう, went to zero. We lost. They killed our thoughts, our freedom of expression," 彼女は言いました. “Our country has darkened.”