A few days after carrying the Greek flag during March 25 Independence Day celebrations, a refugee student living in Athens and facing deportation met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
During a meeting at his office on Tuesday, Mitsotakis told Saidu Kamara that he expects the outcome of an appeal against the decision will allow the young man to make Greece his home.
The prime minister told the young student that he was personally interested in the case, and explained how his government together with the Ministry of Education were working to support his appeal based on his performance in school.
Saidu arrived in Greece in 2019 as an unaccompanied minor after he survived a shipwreck near the island of Kalymnos. He faces deportation upon turning 18.
In December 2021 he saw his application for asylum turned down and, since then, his fellow students and teachers have rallied in support to ensure he can remain in Greece.
Last Friday, Saidu carried the Greek flag for his school, located in the Athens suburb of Agios Dimitrios, at his local parade to mark Independence Day on March 25, an honor reserved for top-mark students.
Featured image: Kyriakos Mitsotakis Facebook page
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