Lebanese scouts denied visa to Sweden
TT/The Local · 11 Jul 2007, 15:31
Published: 11 Jul 2007 15:31 GMT+02:00
Wednesday's decision ran counter to a Foreign Ministry recommendation advising embassies to look favourably on visa applications from scouts intending to take part in the Jiingijamborii event, Sveriges Radio reports.
"I think they are worried that the scouts will arrive in Sweden and decide to stay here rather than travel back home," Johan Strid, head of the Swedish scout movement, told Sveriges Radio.
The scouts in question are reported to be a Christian group from northern Beirut.