The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has praised India. In fact, 10 months ago, all countries closed their embassies in Kabul after the Taliban came to power. Now India has taken a big step and reopened its embassy in Kabul. The Indian technical team, led by a Joint Secretary level officer, reached Kabul.
Giving this information, the Ministry of External Affairs said – This team will coordinate and monitor with various parties in the supply of humanitarian aid. On India’s decision, Taliban spokesman Abdul Kahar Balkhi said- “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (LEA) has decided to return the diplomats and technical team to its embassy in Kabul to continue its relations with the Afghan people and their humanitarian assistance. India’s decision is welcomed.”
“The return of Indian diplomats to Afghanistan and the reopening of the embassy show that security is established in the country and all political and diplomatic rights are respected,” Balkhi said. The Taliban spokesman assured security for all existing embassies in line with international diplomatic practices. The IEA has called on other countries to reopen their embassies.
Decision taken after taking stock of security arrangements: Indian Ministry of External Affairs
Indian Ministry of External Affairs issued a release saying – Recently an Indian team visited Kabul to oversee the distribution operations of our humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and senior members of Taliban met with. The security situation was also reviewed during the visit.
The Ministry of External Affairs said India’s longstanding ties with Afghan society and the development partnership between the two countries, including humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan, will continue to guide the way forward. India’s first consignment of earthquake relief assistance also reached Kabul to help Afghanistan. After this another consignment will be sent. More than 1000 people lost their lives after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Wednesday.