UK PM Boris Johnson intervenes over visas for Afghan students -The Guardian

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Borris Johnson speaks during his visit to the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry, Britain July 15, 2021. David Rose/Pool via REUTERS

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised the government will try to help 35 Afghan students get visas to travel to the UK, after they were blocked by the Foreign Office from taking up British scholarships this year, The Guardian reported late on Sunday.

Johnson intervened to say efforts would be made to accelerate their visas amid fears among the students that their scholarships could make them targets of the Taliban, the report added.

Taliban insurgents entered Kabul on Sunday and President Ashraf Ghani left Afghanistan, saying he wanted to avoid bloodshed.

UK PM Boris Johnson intervenes over visas for Afghan students -The Guardian

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