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Cambodia to provide temporary refuge to 300 Afghan refugees: PM
Updated 12:07, 30-Aug-2021
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Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen receives an interview with Xinhua and China Media Group in south Cambodia's Kandal Province, September 9, 2019. /Xinhua

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen receives an interview with Xinhua and China Media Group in south Cambodia's Kandal Province, September 9, 2019. /Xinhua

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Saturday that the Southeast Asian nation will provide a temporary refuge to 300 Afghan refugees before they are granted asylum by a third country.

Hun Sen said the decision was made based on humanitarian principles following a request from a nonprofit international organization, according to government-friendly Fresh News.

The prime minister agreed to accept a maximum of 300 Afghan refugees, providing them a visa on arrival and allowing them to use their identification cards for travel document, the Fresh News said.

However, they must strictly comply with anti-COVID-19 health measures including testing and quarantine when they arrive in Cambodia.

The length of stay has not been determined yet as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is in talks with the nonprofit organization.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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