Afghans will reside in closed area, will not be granted refugee status: Foreign Ministry

Jordan

Published: 2021-08-23 21:16

Last Updated: 2021-11-25 01:13


Afghans will reside in closed area, will not be granted refugee status: Foreign Ministry
Afghans will reside in closed area, will not be granted refugee status: Foreign Ministry

Monday, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dhaifallah Al-Fayez, said that Jordan has approved the transit of 2,500 Afghan citizens through its territory on their way to the United States.

In a statement to Roya, Fayez said that the Afghans will reside in the Kingdom in a closed area.

He stressed that Jordan will not bear any costs from the staying of Afghans in the Kingdom until their departure to the United States, noting that the competent authorities will handle the issue of Afghans residency in the Kingdom.

He added that Afghans coming to Jordan will not be granted refugee status in the Kingdom.

Earlier Monday, Fayez said that the decision was made for humanitarian reasons and to address the humanitarian crisis that Afghanistan is witnessing.

He stressed that arrangements have been made with the US to evacuate Afghan nationals through Jordan.