The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces the voluntary return of nearly two thousand Iraqi immigrants, and stresses the need to achieve a national response to provide them with security and safety

Baghdad The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the return of nearly two thousand immigrants voluntarily, stressing the need to achieve a national response to provide security and safety for Iraqi immigrants and cut the road to smuggling and human trafficking networks.

The Ministry’s Spokesman, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, said in a press statement: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been following the developments of the file of Iraqi migrants since mid-June 2021, and instructed the Iraqi Embassies in Moscow and Warsaw to dispatch diplomatic teams to the whereabouts of the migrants, provide them with the necessary support, and coordinate with the authorities in Belarus, Lithuania, and Latvia and Poland”.

He added, “the Ministry has been keen recently, with the escalation of immigration, to coordinate urgently with national authorities and take the initiative, and has so far succeeded in returning immigrants within exceptional evacuation flights and through efforts coordinated by the Ministry with Iraqi Airways, and it was among the first flights (431) and the second (176). The third (435) and the fourth will be this evening (431), and the fifth will be tomorrow and will be less (430), so that the total of voluntary returnees (1894).”

 

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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