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Afghanistan Calls on Australia to Reconsider Temporarily closing its Embassy in Kabul

Reacting to Australia’s decision about temporarily suspending its embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs hoped Canberra would review its decision.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday that it is aware of the decision by the Australian government to temporarily suspend its embassy in Kabul due to security situation.

Respecting Australia’s decision, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is grateful to Australia’s comprehensive support and cooperation with Afghanistan in the last two decades.
“We remain grateful to Australia’s reaffirmed commitment to continue its support and assistance to Afghanistan and acknowledge that the realization of these pledges play a significant role in the fight against terrorism, ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan, and continuation of strategic cooperation between the two countries,” the statement read.
According to the statement, based on the international laws and conventions, and within the framework of agreements with friendly countries, the Afghan government remains committed and obligated to ensure the security of diplomatic missions and the safety of diplomatic and consular representatives.

“We hope, as mentioned in the Australian Government Statement, that this measure will be temporary, and Australia will soon resume its permanent presence in Afghanistan,” the statement added.
The government of Australia decided to temporarily shut its embassy in Kabul, citing increasingly uncertain security environment as foreign troops withdraw.

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