66th Session of the Executive Committee of UNHCR

On 5 October 2015, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees held its 66th Session of the Executive Committee to review and approve the Agency’s program and budget, advice on International Protection and discuss a wide range of other issues with the UNHCR inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations

H.E Minister Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi, heading the Afghan Delegation, in his speech stated that, “The Government of Afghanistan, within the framework of the Solution Strategy, has considered more appropriate pull factors in its newly established returns and reintegration strategy. H.E Minister Balkhi further added that we hope that the process of voluntary and gradual repatriation and sustainable reintegration is based on absorption capacity in Afghanistan and that forced deportation should be stopped

At last, in his concluding remarks, H.E Minister Balkhi stated that, The Government of the National Unity is seeking to make good on its pledge, taking into consideration the current situation in the country, to pass a refugee law in accordance with the obligation under the 1951 convention.