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UK PM Rishi Sunak says 'completely committed' to Rwanda migrant scheme

Days after the Tory government’s proposed Rwanda migrant policy was scrapped by the UK Supreme Court, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he remains “completely committed” to the scheme.

The policy, for which the British government has already paid 140 million pounds to Rwanda, aims to transfer asylum seekers arriving in the UK to the East African country.

“I’m completely committed to doing what is necessary to get those flights off and that scheme up and running,” news agency Reuters quoted Sunak as saying, in response to a question following a speech in London.

(This is a developing story)

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Updated: 20 Nov 2023, 05:09 PM IST

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