Wed, Sep

43pc of Afghan migrants granted asylum: German envoy


germany-asylum-for-afghansThe German ambassador in Kabul on Tuesday said up to 83,000 Afghans migrated to Germany since the beginning of 2015 and 43 percent of them have been granted asylum in the European country.

During a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Markus Potzel said out of 83,000 Afghan asylum seekers, 43 percent have been given asylum.

He said no decision has been taken about the remaining 57 percent asylum seekers and so far only seven Afghans have been deported, a statement from the Afghan Foreign Ministry said.

It quoted the German envoy as saying that German courts would decide the fate of the refugees while looking into the situation of Afghanistan.

While Rabbani said the refugee crisis was a bilateral problem and both countries should find a joint solution to it.

He said the Afghan government wanted to decide the fate of Afghan refugees jointly with the Germany government and the United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

Rabbani asked the Germen government to decide cases of Afghan refugees in accordance with the 1951 convention and their domestic laws and also by looking into the security situation of Afghanistan.