Green Party Welcome Afghan Interpreters To New Zealand
22 April 2013
Green Party Welcome Afghan
Interpreters To New Zealand
The welcoming today of Afghan interpreters who
worked with New Zealand troops, demonstrates our gratitude
for their work, the Green Party said today.
“These people put their lives, and the lives of their
families, at real risk to support our troops in
Afghanistan,” Green Party global affairs spokesperson
Kennedy Graham said.
“The Green Party has been
calling for these families to be welcomed to New Zealand, so
we are pleased to see them arrive today.
Zealand soldiers would not have been able to do their work
without the support of these local people.
consequences for these people of providing that support
could have been dire had they remained in Afghanistan. We
are able to provide them with a safe home and it is
absolutely right that we have done so.
Zealand now has a responsibility to these families which
must be met by continuing to support them in their new lives
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