- Title: Albanian PM greets Afghans evacuated from Kabul
- Date: 27th August 2021
- Summary: DURRES, ALBANIA (AUGUST 27, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ALBANIAN PRIME MINISTER EDI RAMA TALKING TO AFGHAN EVACUEES RAMA GIVING BALL TO EVACUATED CHILD VARIOUS OF RAMA TALKING TO EVACUATED COUPLE GROUP OF EVACUEES STANDING RAMA GIVING SPIDER-MAN TOY TO CHILD RAMA TALKING TO EVACUEES RAMA GIVING DOLL TO CHILD VARIOUS OF RAMA TALKING TO EVACUATED AFGHANS EVACUEES STANDING, TALKING RAMA WALKING HEALTH CARE WORKERS STANDING EVACUEE STANDING WITH FACE MASK ON GROUP OF EVACUEES STANDING EVACUEES STANDING IN FRONT OF BUILDING
- Embargoed: 10th September 2021 18:17
- Keywords: Afghanistan Albania Albanian PM Edi Rama Kabul evacuation U.S. evacuees evacuees arriving to Albania
- Location: DURRES, ALBANIA
- City: DURRES, ALBANIA
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ES23XVR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama greeted Afghans who were evacuated from Kabul and arrived in Albania early on Friday (August 27).
Rama was seen handing out toys to children and talking to families who were settling into hotels in the coastal town of Durres.
They will stay there until they are vetted by U.S. security and immigration authorities and their documentation for U.S. immigration visas is arranged.
121 people were on board an evacuation flight that arrived at the Balkan country early on Friday in transit to the United States.
Passengers included babies, children and people in wheelchairs, all of whom had their temperatures checked upon arrival, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.
Albania and North Macedonia, both NATO members, as well as Kosovo, agreed to a proposal by U.S. President Joe Biden's administration to serve as transit countries for Afghan refugees whose final destination is the United States.
(Production: Florion Goga, Karolina Bohacova)
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