Afghanistan Announces Permanent Closure of Embassy in India

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Published: November 24,2023 02:54 PM
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Afghanistan on Friday announced about the permanent closure of embassy in New Delhi, India

November 24, 2023: Afghanistan on Friday announced about the permanent closure of embassy in New Delhi, India. It got effective from 23 November, 2023.



This decision follows the embassy’s earlier cessation of operations on 30th September, a move made in a hope that the Indian Government’s stance would evolve favourably for the normal continuation of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi.



As per sources, the statement added that given the “constant pressure from both the Taliban & the Indian government to relinquish control, the embassy faced a difficult choice”.



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“India has been a steadfast strategic partner of the erstwhile Afghan Republic since 2001, & we acknowledge the limitations & concerns that govern the realm of realpolitik and the balancing act required at a difficult time in a geo-politically sensitive region,” it said.