The Taliban closes the Afghan embassies in London and Vienna

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – An Afghan International Ministry spokesman introduced Sunday that the Taliban had suspended consular providers at two Afghan embassies in London and Vienna, attributable to their lack of transparency and cooperation with the authorities in Kabul.

Most Afghan embassies and consulates are staffed by folks from the earlier Western-backed administration, and a few dozen of them are below the complete management of the Taliban administration.

Some nations preserve an lively diplomatic mission in Afghanistan, together with Pakistan, Turkey, Qatar, and China, however the worldwide neighborhood stays cautious of formally recognizing the Taliban because the reputable ruler of Afghanistan.

International Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi stated that the suspension of consular providers on the two embassies is efficient instantly and till additional discover. Affected providers embrace issuance and extension of passports and visas.

When requested if the ministry was wanting ahead to the actions of extra embassies, Balkhi stated sure because it was a standard process for the ministry.

This growth comes days after the Afghan embassies in Spain and the Netherlands issued statements confirming coordination and interplay with the Taliban authorities in Kabul.

An audio notice from the ministry’s deputy spokesman Zia Ahmad Takal described the Netherlands’ assertion as a optimistic step for Afghans as a result of all consular providers or embassy affairs could have direct contact with Kabul.

“The salaries and bills of workers, officers and diplomats will likely be paid by the Afghan authorities,” Takal stated.

India stated final week that its Afghan embassy within the capital, New Delhi, was persevering with to function, though diplomatic employees stated it had closed attributable to a scarcity of diplomatic help in India and the absence of a acknowledged authorities in Kabul.

The Taliban have despatched diplomats to at the very least 14 nations, and efforts are underway to take cost of different diplomatic missions overseas, in line with statements made by the motion’s chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in March this 12 months.

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