Washington has asked the Finnish authorities to accept various groups of people from Afghanistan – from members of the previous government to female judges, said the head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Pekka Haavisto.
“We receive requests for help through Washington. The Americans have appealed to Finland to accept specialists in various fields,” Haavisto said in an interview with Iltalehti newspaper.
A wide variety of groups are trying to leave Afghanistan.
“One group includes key figures from the previous government and human rights defenders who may be at risk of death. Another group that has come into contact is educated women who are losing their jobs. It is reported that there are about 250 female judges in the country,” the Finnish minister says.
According to the Finnish Foreign Ministry, at the end of August, about 500 Afghans who worked for Helsinki, the EU, peacekeeping missions, and their family members arrived in Finland.