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‘Afghanistan evacuation revealed Europe's immigration incompetence’ 

September 3, 2021 at 9:14 am

Mario Draghi, Italy’s prime minister, speaks during a news conference in Rome, Italy, on Thursday, April 8, 2021 [Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

The evacuation of people from Afghanistan revealed the European Union’s incompetence in managing the migration issue, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said yesterday. Draghi told journalists in Rome that the problem lies “within the union itself.”

Denouncing countries which have refused to accommodate Afghan refugees, Draghi warned that Afghanistan is witnessing a “terrible tragedy”.

“I do not know how they [international governments] can deprive refugees of their right to a living,” he explained. “It is unthinkable that things can carry on like this… The EU really can do a better job of facing such crises.”

The Italian premier pointed out that his government is hoping to hold an “ad hoc summit of the Group of 20 major economies on Afghanistan” after this month’s UN General Assembly.

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