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Five Afghan all-girl robotics team members fled to Mexico

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The Mexican government welcomed on Tuesday five young Afghan women members of an award-winning international robotics team who decided to leave Afghanistan after the Taliban took power.

These young women, unidentified for security reasons, were received at Mexico City airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard.

“They not only saved our lives but also our dreams which we seek to achieve (…). Our story will not end sadly because of the Taliban,” said one of the young women at a press conference, adding that the all-girl robotics team had proven that women were also capable of doing science.

“Now that the Taliban have taken power, it no longer works in our favor (…) In this regime, we women have difficulties (…) that’s why we are grateful to be here “, she added.

The Foreign Ministry has indicated that they will be able to access a humanitarian visa for a maximum of 180 days with the right of renewal, after which they will be able to choose another status.

The partner of one of them was also welcomed in Mexico.

“The protection of our values made us commit ourselves to having them in Mexico (…) we want to tell them from the bottom of our hearts that they are at home,” said Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.

 

With AFP. 

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