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Afghan embassy closes down in Delhi, diplomats take asylum in other countries

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Afghan diplomats in New Delhi have gained asylum in European and other countries including US, Canada and . This has forced to close down the Afghan Embassy in Delhi.

“The presence of the Afghan Diplomatic Mission in India cannot function normally without the help of the . After a careful consideration and assessment of the current situation, disappointingly the Embassy finds itself in a position where this support is not forthcoming. Given these circumstances, the Embassy has concluded that it is in our mission and its staff's best interest to bring it to a close by the end of September 2023. The Embassy requests the Ministry of (MEA),'' according to a note verbal issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Afghanistan).

The Afghanistan embassy was of the ousted Afghan government. Now Taliban diplomat can take over the embassy, media reports say.
The Indian government will now take over the compound of the embassy in caretaker role, officials said.

However, the external affairs ministry is independently verifying the communication which has come from the Afghan embassy. The next step will be taken only after authentic information about the of the Afghan embassy operation.

According to reports, there were infighting between Afghan diplomats and the embassy was reeling under acute financial crunch.

“While the Ambassador, Farid Mamundzay, has been in London for several months, many other diplomats have received asylum in several countries including the US, Canada and Australia.Trouble had been brewing for many months after the power struggle between Ambassador Mamundzay and Taliban-appointed Ambassador Qadir Shah became public a few months back,” fficials said .

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