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UK wants diplomatic presence in Afghanistan when security improves, Raab says

reuters.com · 09/01/2021 09:58
UK wants diplomatic presence in Afghanistan when security improves, Raab says

- British foreign minister Dominic Raab said he wants the government to have a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, but it is not possible right now because of the security situation.

"We want to be in a position when the safety and security allows to have a continuity diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, but clearly that is not possible right now," Raab told parliament's foreign affairs committee.



(Reporting by Paul Sandle, editing by Alistair Smout)

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