Portugal is known today, October 19, a new group of 43 Afghan citizens, from Greece, under the Administrative Agreement signed between Portugal and Greece for the relocation of beneficiaries and applicants for international protection.
The arrival of the new group brings to 100 the number of people welcomed in our country under the Agreement, thus fulfilling the non-commitment pilot project signed between the two governments in March 2019.
This new arrival comes in the week that marks 3 years after the visit to Greece by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, where he visited the Eleonas refugee camp, in Athens, and met with several Greek ministers. departure for the materialization of the availability by the Portuguese Government to receive refugees from that country, starting as an apparition that culminated with the signing of the bilateral Agreement with Greece in this matter.
The reception of this new group of people – 40 beneficiaries of international protection and 3 applicants for international protection – the result of the work and joint effort of the Portuguese Government – involving the governing areas of Foreign Affairs, the Presidency of the Council of Ministries of Internal Administration – and the Imamat Ismaili / Aga Khan Network for Development, in a collaboration that appears within the context of the various Cooperation Agreements that have been signed between the two Parties.