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Kuwait Asks Citizens in Kazakhstan to Leave the Country

Kuwait Asks Citizens in Kazakhstan to Leave the Country

Friday, 7 January, 2022 - 12:00
A man walks past a car that was burned during the protests triggered by fuel price increase in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 6, 2022. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Kuwait's embassy in Kazakhstan asked Kuwaitis in the Central Asian country to leave "for their safety", state news agency (KUNA) reported on Friday.


It also urged Kuwaitis who wanted to travel to Kazakhstan to postpone their plans "because of the emergency status" continuing in the country.


Demonstrations that began recently in Kazakhstan as a response to a fuel price hike have swelled into a broad movement against the government.


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