The Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Pilar Alegría, has opined that “Spain has shown what a great country it is” and “has shown its best face of solidarity” in its work of welcoming citizens from Afghanistan.
In response to the media, he explained that “at the moment in the Torrejón de Ardoz base, thanks to a collaborative work of the Ministry of Defense, the Army, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Social Affairs, we are working on these last hours to welcome all the Spanish and Afghan people and their families to serve them in very dignified conditions “.
He also highlighted the “magnificent work that both the health workers and the military and legal personnel are doing with all these people to serve them as they deserve.” “From there a process of future repatriations opens, which we will see in the next few hours,” he pointed out.
The minister recalled that this Saturday the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen and the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, will accompany the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, on a visit to the Torrejón de Ardoz air base where he It has installed the European logistics center for the reception of Afghans who have left the country after the Taliban took control.
A visit that, in Alegría’s opinion, “comes to show that appreciation for a good job that has been done, which was necessary.” “From the outset, Spain has shown itself to be involved, led by our Prime Minister, as a reception center to be able to attend to these people in the worst moments,” he stressed.