Greek President welcomes female lawyers, judges, MPs who came to Greece as Afghani refugees

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Greece's President Katerina Sakellaropoulou held a welcome reception for female attorneys, judges and MPs from Afghanistan at the presidential mansion on Tuesday.

"Greece's response to requests for hosting vulnerable Afghani refugees was immediate," she noted, "and it highlighted the significance it attaches to the humanitarian aspect of the migration crisis, in a spirit of solidarity."

The women and their families arrived in Athens from Tbilisi on October 1, partly with the intervention of the Greek president, and are housed with the support of the International Organisation for Migration while awaiting relocation.