ARMENIANS ARE PROUD, GENTLE, INTELLIGENT, BUT WILL HAVE TO LEAVE BELGIUM
With recently-adopted decision the Belgian government will undertak
relevant measures to curb the huge inflow of Armenian migrants to
that country, while the Armenians illegally living in Belgium will be
deported, Catti Verzelen, an employee from the migration service at
the Belgium Interior Ministry told a press conference today in Yerevan.
Verzelen has come to Armenia with the objective to inform Armenians
about that decision.
First he presented that tough approach of the government and then
assured the audience that it was not accounted for the global
“Simply, the number of Armenians in Belgium is very big. The Armenians
are currently in the top five among nations seeking shelter [from
Belgium]. In 2009 the Armenians were leading the top five,” said he,
adding that they continue seeking shelter today as well.
Saying that Armenians are proud, gentle and intelligent, Verzelen
mentioned that the Belgian government has decided to quickly examine
all the applications filed by Armenians and then they will be issued
a decree to leave the country.
Verzelen also mentioned that currently there are 1600 such apllications
filed by Armenian nationals.
From: A. Papazian