Mexico's "Warmest Welcome" To 5 Members Of Afghan All-Girl Robotics Team
Recently five members of a team of Afghan robotics arrived in Mexico on Tuesday evening, fleeing from the uncertain future at home after the recent collapse of the US-backed government and the takeover of the Taliban militant group.
Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister Martha Delgado congratulated him at a news conference at Mexico International Airport. The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan last week as the United States and its allies withdrew troops from the country. U.S. President Joe Biden said this week that the White House and U.S. allies are competing to complete the evacuation of all foreigners and vulnerable Afghans before the August 31 deadline agreed upon by the Taliban.
The team, which includes girls and women under the age of 14, was announced to have won an international award for its robot and began working on an open source, low-cost ventilator in March as the coronavirus pandemic war hit- torn country. Kill the country. The Taliban, which previously banned girls and women from working when it ruled Afghanistan in the late 1990s, promised to prioritize women's rights and girls' education.
Mexico has pledged to help Afghan women and girls. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebard said on Twitter on August 18 that, with the help of Mexican Ambassador Guillermo Punte Ardorica, "the process of processing the first refugee applications of Afghan citizens, especially women and girls, has begun." Iran.
According to a volunteer who sought anonymity for fear of the safety of Taliban-controlled families, his safe arrival in Mexico on Tuesday was made possible by "extensive international effort and coordination of a team of volunteers". The foreign ministry invited the foreign ministry to the arrival gate at Mexico City airport at 3 a.m. Wednesday, saying "people expect a large crowd from Afghanistan" and that Ebrard will deliver a message.