ForMin Says Albania Proud to Host Afghan Refugees

"Albania is proud that it can stand by and provide shelter for many of the women and girls with whom and for whom Yalda Hakim has worked in these difficult times," said the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka in a meeting with BBC journalist, Yalda Hakim in Tirana on Monday.

"A really nice conversation with Yalda Hakim. An extraordinary woman and a source of inspiration with her mission to empower women and girls in Afghanistan," she said.

After many delays the first group of refugees fleeing the Taliban after their takeover of Kabul arrived in Albania in the early morning of August 27 this year.

Calling the arrival of the first refugees an emotional moment, Albanian Foreign Minister Olta Xhacka stated that Albania has accepted to temporarily shelter around 4.000 Afghans, while their documents get processed for their final destination, the US.

PM Edi Rama has advised them to learn Albanian. /