Minister extends warm welcome to Afghan refugees

On Jan. 11, in a heartfelt moment at Toronto Pearson Airport, MP Mary Ng, Canada’s Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, extended a warm welcome to Afghan refugee families arriving in Canada.

“Our government is firmly committed to resettling a minimum of 40,000 Afghan nationals, marking one of the largest global initiatives,” Ng said. “We’ve tirelessly worked to facilitate the arrival of Afghan refugees, including coordinating chartered flights.

This undertaking is fueled by the support from provinces, territories, resettlement service providers, the International Organization for Migration, sponsorship agreement holders, private sponsors, and the generosity of both Canadians and newcomers. Canada will persist in partnering with regional allies to address safety and security challenges hindering the mobility of Afghans.


Photo: Mary Ng, Member of Parliament for Markham-Thornhill, presents a young Afghan boy with a miniature Canadian flag upon his arrival to Canada on Jan. 11.

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