Afganistan: Taliban praised India, welcomed this move

Senior Taliban leadership with MEA Joint Secretary (PAI) JP Singh - India TV
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Senior Taliban leadership with MEA Joint Secretary (PAI) JP Singh

Highlights

  • There was an earthquake in Afghanistan on Wednesday
  • Hundreds of people died in the earthquake
  • India sent 27 tonnes of relief material to Afghanistan

Afganistan: After the withdrawal of the Taliban in Afghanistan, there was a stampede. Along with local citizens, embassies of countries around the world were closed. The officials working in the embassies were called back to their country. But now after about 10 months, India has taken a big step and reopened its embassy in Kabul. The Indian technical team under the leadership of a Joint Secretary level officer has also reached.

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Giving this information, the Ministry of External Affairs said that this team will coordinate and monitor the supply of humanitarian aid with various stakeholders. After this decision of India, the Taliban government has expressed happiness. Taliban spokesman Abdul Kahar Balkhi said, “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (LEA) appreciates India’s decision to return the diplomats and technical team to its embassy in Kabul to continue its ties with the Afghan people and their humanitarian assistance.” welcomed.”

Balkhi said- “The return of Indian diplomats to Afghanistan and the reopening of the embassy show that there is an environment of security in the country and all political and diplomatic rights are respected here.” A Taliban spokesman has assured security of all existing embassies in accordance with international diplomatic conventions. The Afghan government has called on other countries to reopen their embassies.

Decision taken after reviewing security arrangements: Indian Ministry of External Affairs

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The Indian Ministry of External Affairs issued a press release saying – Recently an Indian team visited Kabul to oversee the distribution operations of our humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and met senior members of the Taliban. The security situation was also reviewed during the visit.

The Ministry of External Affairs said that 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.

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Significantly, more than 1000 people lost their lives after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Wednesday. After which India started sending aid material to help Afghanistan. In this sequence, relief material of about 27 tonnes has been transported from India in two consignments so far.

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