Ambassador Dalil receives Officials from Switzerland State Secertariat for Migration

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Geneva, 04 May 2016
H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Switzerland received in her office Mr. Michael Morf, Head of the Section for North Africa, Middle East and South Asia at the State Secretariat for Migration of Switzerland.

In the meeting, the ways and mechanisms to  strengthen collaboration between the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Switzerland and the State Secretariat for Migration were discussed. Officials from the State Secretariat for Migration presented the use of their official website to access data and statistic about migrants in general and Afghan migrants in particular with updates on their asylum status. Both Officials further agreed to visit in July 2016 a detention site , where returning immigrants from around the world are housed before deporting to their home countries.

More than 15000 Afghans have migrated to Switzerland and are in different migration status. In 2015 around 5400 Afghans submitted their asylum applications to the Switzerland migration authorities.

In this meeting, Mr. Michael Morf was accompanied by his colleagues Mr. Christian Scherrer and Mr. Seven Gracin; and Ambassador Dalil was joined by Mr. Azizullah Omar, Mr. Sameer Bedrud, Mr. Sikander Shuja and Ms. Nigara Mirdad. Both the Embassy of Afghanistan and the State Secretariat of Migration Officials agreed to strengthen their coordination and cooperation.