Government Discusses Legal Status of Refugees in Iran

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh presided over a high-level meeting on the legal status of Afghan refugees in Iran.

The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Minister of Immigration Sayed Hussein Alemi Balkhi, the head of the National Statistics Office and an envoy from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) in Afghanistan.

The officials met at the Presidential Palace and discussed ways to legalise the presence of Afghan immigrants in Iran and ways to regulate their presence in the country.

They also decided that during Atmar’s visit to Tehran next week, he would discuss the electronic ID cards and passports to be distributed to the Afghans living there.

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