Land in Torrejón de Ardoz, an airplane with 177 people evacuated from Afghanistan

A plane has landed last 22.00 hours of this Sunday at the Air Base of Torrejón de Ardoz with 177 people evacuated from Afghanistan, among which there are Spanis

Land in Torrejón de Ardoz, an airplane with 177 people evacuated from Afghanistan

A plane has landed last 22.00 hours of this Sunday at the Air Base of Torrejón de Ardoz with 177 people evacuated from Afghanistan, among which there are Spanish and American cooperators.

The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, has received these people at the footthrough, together with the head of the defense staff (JEMAD), Teodoro López Calderón. Both have visited the interim camp installed during the Madrid airport during the day.

It is about the seventh aircraft that reaches the base of Torrejón with evacuated people from Afghanistan. So far, three Spaniards and three of the European External Action Service had arrived.

It is scheduled to land a second one in which, according to oaks, two pregnant women travel. The Minister has reported that the Government has provided for this flight a gynecologist and a doctor in case any of these women would be paid on the trip or suffer some complication in the state of it.

The early morning last Thursday already landed at the base of Torrejón, the first Spanish aircraft with 53 repatriated, among which were five Spaniards. The rest of the evacuees are Afghans who worked for Spain in recent years or for the European Union.

Also, this Friday early in the afternoon, a plane of the European Union has arrived in Madrid with 38 Afghan workers and their families that will be sent in the coming days towards their final destination in other Member States of the EU. On Friday, the second Spanish plane arrived with 110 Afghans, which landed around 20.30.

Already this Saturday, he arrived at Madrid last 20.00 the third airplane of the EU, chartered by France, with 36 people evacuated from Afghanistan and, that same night there was the landing of another Spanish airplane in which they have evacuated to a total Of 110 Afghan people.

As the Government has informed in the last week, the temporary reception center installed in Torrejón is going to be the "Logistics Center of Europe" by which all Afghans that have collaborated with the European institutions during the years of Mission in the Central Asian country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares announced.

In total, the provisional installed traffic facilities have the capacity to accommodate up to 800 people, with differentiated spaces for women and children.

Updated Date: 22 August 2021, 19:24

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