Qatar's Assistant Foreign Minister H.E. Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater took to Twitter on Tuesday, 14 September 2021, to share a piece of heartwarming news about a three-year-old Afghan boy who has reunited with his father in Toronto after spending two weeks in Qatar. Ali (a pseudonym) was separated from his mother and siblings during the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport last month in which 169 civilians and 13 US soldiers were killed.
H.E. Al Khater said:
Ali was a guest in Qatar after he was separated from his mother after the Kabul airport explosion. Our hearts are all attached to him, and thank God we were able to reunite him with his father in Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Embassy.
We thank Dreama Center for its care and containment, and we wish Ali, whom we will miss very much, success. We also hope that he will visit us again in Doha.
She also mentioned:
Ali was our special guest for the past few weeks after he was separated from his mother during the Kabul airport explosion. Working with the embassy, we identified his father & they’ve been reunited. Best of luck Ali, we will all miss you here, we hope you come back 2 visit.
حلّ علي ضيفاً في قطر بعدما افترق عن والدته عقب انفجار مطار كابول. تعلقت قلوبنا جميعا به والحمدلله استطعنا لم شمله مع والده في كندا بالتعاون مع السفارة الكندية 🇨🇦. نشكر مركز دريمة على رعايته واحتوائه، ونتمنى لعلي الذي سنفتقده كثيرا التوفيق كما نرجو أن يزورنا مرة أخرى في الدوحة🙏🏼❤️ https://t.co/ANu3oSHoHC pic.twitter.com/fizqGAccB2— لولوة الخاطر Lolwah Alkhater (@Lolwah_Alkhater) September 14, 2021
The Globe and Mail has reported that Ali reached Qatar after a 17-year-old saved him at Kabul airport during the deadly explosion, and was flown to Doha on August 28, along with other refugees. He landed at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on Monday, 13 September 2021.
The Globe and Mail added that Monday’s reunion was bittersweet, as the boy’s mother, four siblings and two cousins escaped the pandemonium two weeks ago, but are still trying to find a way out of Afghanistan.
Ali, 3, was reunited with his father in Ontario for the first time in two years. He had been stranded alone for more than two weeks in an orphanage in Qatar after narrowly escaping a suicide bombing at Kabul’s airport. https://t.co/m8f6aTUFwt pic.twitter.com/QkmBvTO6yD— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) September 14, 2021
Source: H.E. Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater Twitter, The Globe and Mail Twitter
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