VILNIUS – It would be difficult to speak about accepting migrants from Afghanistan if people from this country started flooding Europe, Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite says.
"Right now, the situation (in Lithuania – BNS) is that we need to resolve accommodation-related issues as it seems that our migration system definitely was not shaped or meant for such a number of illegal migrants, therefore, it would be difficult to speak about additional people," the minister told journalists on Thursday.
"Even before we really thought about potential matters, if flow started to grow, about the possibility to share responsibility with other countries," Bilotaite added.
Her comment came after European Parliament President David Sassoli said in Vilnius on Wednesday that Europe has to be ready for a wave of migrants from Afghanistan, and the European Commission should take action to distribute those people equally among EU member states.
Over 4,100 illegal migrants have entered Lithuania from Belarus so far.