As the evacuation of Afghanistan progresses after the Taliban’s rise to power, many Western countries, such as Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and Canada, They begin to announce that they will harbor Afghan refugees who manage to leave the country, after several days in which chaos breaks out at the capital’s airport.
The United Kingdom has announced that it will host 25,000 citizens of Afghanistan.While Canada will give asylum a 20.000. EU countries have not yet called off their plans and are calling for a joint response from Brussels 27. Germany, in any case, has already indicated that it wants to welcome 1,000 Afghans who have worked for the German government.
Spain, for its part, offers to process the protection of 400 people, although not all of them will live in our country. This morning the first plane that will have to evacuate Spanish citizens as well as allies from the embassy and military has landed in Kabul.
Criticism of Sanchez
In Spain, in fact, the opposition has come out to criticize Sanchez’s silence on the situation in Afghanistan. PP, Vox and Ciudadanos have leveled harsh allegations against the chief executive for “being on leave in the midst of the crisis” and for “not appearing in public”, like other European leaders such as Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel.
The government has responded by asking the opposition through the mouth of the Presidency Minister Felix Bolaos. The “spirit of the state” in the face of the “dramatic” situation in Afghanistan, And he has said the government works “without rest” to bring the Spaniards and allies in that country “as soon as possible”.
“We are not asking the opposition for help, we know they are not going to give it to us. We ask them for the minimum spirit of the state and what they say is true, that they do not lie. And Nothing, it doesn’t seem difficult,” the minister said in an act with Adriana Lastra, deputy general secretary of PSOE in Granada and spokesperson for the socialist group in Congress.
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