New Delhi: India on Thursday (June 23, 2022) resumed its diplomatic presence in Kabul because it deployed a crew in its embassy within the Afghan capital, over 10 months after it pulled out its officers from the mission following the Taliban’s seize of energy. The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA), in an announcement, stated an Indian technical crew has reached Kabul on Thursday and has been deployed within the embassy there.
The reopening of the embassy got here three weeks after an Indian crew led by JP Singh, MEA’s level particular person for Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, visited Kabul and met performing International Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi and another members of the Taliban dispensation.
“In order to closely monitor and coordinate the efforts of various stakeholders for the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and in continuation of our engagement with the Afghan people, an Indian technical team has reached Kabul today and has been deployed in our embassy there,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated. “Recently, another Indian team visited Kabul to oversee the delivery operations of our humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and met with senior members of the Taliban,” it stated, referring to the go to to Kabul by the Singh-led crew.
The MEA stated an evaluation of the safety state of affairs was additionally carried out in the course of the go to of that crew. “Our longstanding links with Afghan society and our development partnership including humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan, will continue to guide our approach going forward,” the MEA stated. It stated India has a historic and civilisational relationship with the folks of Afghanistan. The MEA has been sustaining that the embassy was not shut because the native employees continued to perform on the mission.