The Australian government is considering the resettlement of more than 1,500 illegal migrants, who are staying in camps in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, to Kyrgyzstan. The Australian reported today.
As it was noted, after coming to power in Australia in 2013, the government of the Liberal National Coalition has adopted the practice of interception of vessels with illegal migrants in the open ocean, who are trying to reach the green continent, and their forced return back (mainly to Indonesia). Those refugees, who have managed to reach the shores of Australia, have been brought to Papua New Guinea and the small Pacific island Nauru.
This policy causes growing criticism as in Australia so by the United Nations and international human rights organizations, but the government continues to strongly insist that those foreigners, who are trying to illegally get into Australia, will never live there.
"The Government is currently considering the possibility of resettlement of refugees to Kyrgyzstan, a number of other countries of the former Soviet bloc, Africa and South America, but there are no agreements reached. The Minister of Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton refused to comment on the "candidacy" of Kyrgyzstan, but confirmed that Australian officials have held discussions on the possibility of resettlement of refugees with several countries, " the edition says.