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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the start of Thanksgiving by meeting a family of recently arrived Afghan refugees.

Obaidullah Rahimi started working at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul in 2008 and was hired full time last year.

Rahimi arrived in Canada with his wife, three-year-old daughter and a newborn baby who is now one and a half months old.

He told Trudeau that he enjoys working at the Canadian Embassy, ​​thinks Canadians are very friendly and added that he is happy to be in the country.

Volunteers prepared gift baskets to give to resettled families and the Prime Minister helped wrap one.

Over 1,000 refugees have arrived from Afghanistan and Canada has pledged to resettle 20,000 people from the country.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 9, 2021.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of Facebook and the Canadian Press News Fellowship.


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