Five Afghans who worked with EU arrive in Slovenia

Ljubljana – A group of five Afghans who worked with the EU delegation in the country has arrived in Slovenia along with their family members, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed for the STA. In all, 19 Afghans have thus arrived in Slovenia after withdrawing from the country in the wake of the Taliban taking over.

Slovenia has thus fulfilled its promise and demonstrated solidarity in taking in all Afghanistan citizens who have been working for years with the EU delegation and offices and with the international community, the STA was told by the Foreign Ministry, which gave no further details.

Foreign Minister Anže Logar announced that Slovenia would take in up to five Afghan staff that worked with the EU in mid-August after Kabul fell into the Taliban hands.

Two weeks ago, Slovenia welcomed the five-member family of an Afghan who worked with the Slovenian troops in Herat.

Slovenia also wanted to evacuate another of member of the local staff who worked with its troops, along with his family, but they failed to make it to catch an evacuation flight. The family remains in Afghanistan for now.