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PublishDate: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 11:44

Iran stresses need for more active UNHCR role in Afghanistan

He made the remarks in his meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in New York.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Emphasizing the need to improve the in Afghanistan, Hossein Amir- said, "Unfortunately, we are witnessing the displacement of the Afghan people inside this country and also their refuge to neighboring countries. The Islamic Republic of Iran has hosted four million Afghan brothers and sisters for four decades, and in all these years, despite the sanctions and economic pressures, it has tried to be a good host. But international organizations need to be more active in their responsibilities to the humanitarian situation in the country to prevent more of Afghanistan's people from being displaced."

Appreciating Iran for being host to Afghan refugees, , for his part, stressed the institution's commitment to the situation of refugees, including in Afghanistan.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed announced that the meeting of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in New York.

"During a meeting with @FilippoGrandi, Foreign Minister @Amirabdolahian emphasized the need for a more active #UNHCR role to address the critical humanitarian situation in #Afghanistan & condition of displaced Afghans. As a host to millions of refugees, Iran expects int'l support," wrote Khatibzadeh in his Twitter account.

In addition to Amir-Abdollahian and Khatibzadeh,  Iran's permanent envoy to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi was also present at the meeting.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a tweet announced, "Arrived in NY to take part in the 76th #UNGA. A busy week ahead w around 50 planned meetings & events, incl. separate bilats w , President of UNGA, EU FP High Rep., and my counterparts from different countries. Will outline our balanced, active, and smart foreign policy."

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