Iran feels responsible to host displaced migrants, official says

May 7, 2016

TEHRAN – From a humanitarian and religious point of view Iran feels a responsibility to host people displaced by violence, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Friday.

During a meeting with Inger Stojberg, the Danish minister of immigration and integration, Qashqavi urged the international community to be more cooperative toward refugees displaced by the wars in the Middle East.

The Danish official expressed concern over an increase in the number of migrants.

Stojberg also said that the Danish Ministry of Immigration and Integration is willing to expand consultation with Iranian officials.

NA/PA

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