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Vjosa Osmani meets UN refugee representatives: No one knows their pain better than we do

Vjosa Osmani meets UN refugee representatives: No one knows their pain better

Kosovo has expressed readiness to shelter Afghans who have cooperated with the US after the Taliban regained power.

Today, the President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani met with three UN representatives, with whom she discussed the preparations that Kosovo is making to shelter Afghan citizens.

During a meeting with the United Nations Development Coordinator, Ulrika Richardson, Erol Arduc of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Anna Rostocka of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Osmani said that the accommodation of Afghan nationals is being done in cooperation with the US , according to REL.

"We are open to welcoming the people of Afghanistan because no one knows their pain better than we do. "Moreover, we are doing this together with our strategic ally - the United States" , said Osmani, it is said in a statement issued by the Presidency.

The number of Afghans who will be sheltered in Kosovo by the authorities has not yet been announced.

Albania and Northern Macedonia have also expressed their readiness to accept Afghans. The first group of 450 Afghans that Macedonian authorities will shelter is expected to arrive in Skopje on Friday. Official Tirana has announced that it will host about 1,000 Afghans, but it is still unclear when they will arrive in Albania.

Recall that the Taliban took control of Afghanistan on August 15, and said they would soon form a comprehensive government, based on Islamic principles.