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MEA on Afghanistan Embassy ceasing operations in New Delhi-India News , Firstpost

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

The Ministry of Exterior Affairs on Thursday mentioned that India will proceed to supply consular help to Afghan nationals, particularly college students, dwelling within the nation regardless of the shutdown of the Afghan embassy in New Delhi.

“We hope that a substantial number of Afghan nationals, including students, in India are able to continue to receive necessary consular support. On our part, we will continue to assist the people of Afghanistan,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned.

Final month, the Afghan Embassy introduced its suspension of operations in New Delhi, citing “failure to meet expectations and requirements necessary to serve the best interests of Afghanistan due to the lack of diplomatic support in India and the absence of a legitimate functioning government in Kabul,” as certainly one of its causes.

Bagchi mentioned that the Indian authorities has famous that a lot of Afghan nationals have left the nation within the current half.

The MEA spokesperson reiterated that the Afghan Consulate’s choice to close down operations within the nationwide capital wouldn’t have an effect on the help offered to Afghan nationals and college students dwelling in India.

The embassy mentioned that this choice, whereas deeply regrettable, was made after cautious consideration, considering the historic ties and long-standing partnership between Afghanistan and India.

The embassy assertion additionally listed key elements affecting its capacity to proceed the mission successfully and mentioned that they have been the first causes for the “unfortunate closure”.

The embassy had been headed by Ambassador Farid Mamundzay.

Mamundzay was appointed by the earlier Ashraf Ghani authorities and he has been working because the Afghan envoy even after the Taliban seized energy in Afghanistan in August 2021.

With inputs from PTI

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