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International - August 17, 2021

UK’s Raab says Britain to have ‘bespoke’ asylum system for Afghans

UK's Raab says Britain to have 'bespoke' asylum system for Afghans

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The UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has told the BBC that details will be revealed “in due course” about Britain’s “bespoke approach” for Afghan asylum seekers.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, he said the UK had “one of the proudest” records on asylum.

But he stressed that “the most important thing we can do at source… is try and provide the stability so we don’t see these large numbers of migrant flows”.

Mr Raab said the situation at Kabul airport had “calmed” and enabled the UK to “ramp up” more flights.

On the Taliban more widely, he said that it was important to test the political commitments made at Doha, and that the international community had to use “every lever… to secure a moderating influence” on Afghanistan.

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