Cambodia to provide temporary refuge to 300 Afghan refugees: PM

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 The Asia Foundation, 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.

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