A new group of 43 Afghan citizens left Macedonia after the necessary documentation was prepared for them to enter a third country as their permanent residence, the government press service informed on Tuesday.

Our institutions, during their temporary stay here, provided them with all the necessary support, and the costs were covered by international organizations. These civilians came to our country through the plan for a major international operation to assist employees in international humanitarian, democratic and peacekeeping missions, human rights activists, translators, students and scholarship holders and their families, and are under threat from the new Taliban regime in Afghanistan, reads the press release.

Currently, 505 Afghan citizens are staying in the country, and 128 people have left Macedonia so far, to whom France, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Brazil and the United States have provided permanent residence.