Afghanistan is closing its Embassy in New Delhi.
The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi regrets to announce the decision to cease its operations, effective October 1, 2023.It is with profound sadness, regret, and disappointment that the Embassy of Afghanistan in New Delhi announces this decision to cease its operations. This decision, while deeply regrettable, is made after careful consideration, taking into account the historic ties and long-standing partnership between Afghanistan and India.
The following key factors affecting our ability to continue our mission effectively are the primary reasons for the unfortunate closure:
- Lack of support from the host Government: The Embassy has experienced a notable absence of crucial support from the host government, which has hindered our ability to carry out our duties effectively.
- Failure to meet expectations in serving Afghanistan’s Interests: We acknowledge our shortcomings in meeting the expectations and requirements necessary to serve the best interests of Afghanistan and its citizens due to the lack of diplomatic support in India and the absence of a legitimate functioning government in Kabul.
- Reduction in personnel and resources: Due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances,there has been a significant reduction in both personnel and resources available to us, making it increasingly challenging to continue operations. The lack of timely and sufficient support from visa renewal for diplomats to other critical areas of cooperation led to an understandable frustration among our team and impeded our ability to carry out routine duties effectively.
Given these circumstances, it is with deep regret that we have taken the difficult decision to close all operations of the mission with the exception of emergency.
Consular services to Afghan citizens till the transfer of the custodial authority of the mission to the host country.
Afghan embassy in Dehli released this press on Sep 30, 2023 on immediate basis. It looks something was cooking in between Afghanistan and India in the background which doesn’t work in the interest of Afghans. Such minor disturbances as mentioned in the notification can be solved through a dialogue. But closing embassy is a big big thing.