Afghan President Ashraf Ghani applauded Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei for an order to provide all Afghan children residing in Iran with the opportunity to receive education.
According to Tasnim news agency, in a video message on Saturday, released on the World Refugee Day, Ghani expressed his gratitude to Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei for an order that requires all schools in Iran to enroll Afghan children.
Ghani also referred to his April visit to Tehran and the meetings he held with the Iranian officials, saying the two sides are in touch to reach agreements on the voluntary return of Afghan migrants to home, extension of their residence permits in Iran as well as provision of work permits.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei had already issued an order stressing that all Afghan children, even children of the undocumented migrants living in the country illegally, have the right to register and study in Iran’s schools.
Back in May 2014, UN resident coordinator in Iran Garry Lewis appreciated the measures adopted by the Islamic Republic in hosting foreign nationals, saying Iran is the world’s second biggest country accepting foreign refugees.
He said “Iran has very well hosted the refugees over the past three decades,” adding that preceded by Pakistan, Iran is the second country in the world that accepts the highest number of refugees.