Austria declines Luxembourg’s criticism of its Afghan refugee policy

2021-09-01.

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg states he dramatically declines criticism of his nation’s refugee policy worrying Afghanistan by Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn.

Asselborn’s declarations were “simply absurd,” according toSchallenberg “Misusing the tragic situation in Afghanistan for cheap populism and blindly repeating the mistakes of 2015 and 2016 does not make one a good European,” Schallenberg stated.

Asselborn, who is likewise migration minister, had actually informed Die Welt paper that Austria and Slovenia were declining to reveal uniformity with the distressed individuals of Afghanistan at this tense minute.

Austria hosts the fourth-largest neighborhood of Afghans per capita around the world and the second-largest within the EU, he stated. “It would be welcome if Asselborn would show a similar degree of solidarity and humanity. For that, Luxembourg would have to take in six times as many Afghans as currently live there,” he stated.

Austria declines Luxembourg's criticism of its Afghan refugee policy