North Macedonia will receive 450 Afghan citizens who are trying to escape the Taliban regime, offering them shelter until their visa application is complete.
The Skopje government announced that the Afghan citizens have worked with the humanitarian and peacekeeping missions, as activists for human rights organizations, journalists, translators, students, and they are coming with their family members.
Skopje declared that they will also accept Afghan citizens who have supported the NATO troops in the past 20 years, including the North Macedonian army, which contributed to Afghanistan during the 2002-2008 period.
Most of the 450 Afghan citizens who will travel to North Macedonia are expected to arrive by the end of the week, depending on the conditions of the Kabul Airport.
The Foreign Minister of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, underlined that they will be quarantined if they are not vaccinated against the virus.