The Afghan government is committed to ensuring the safety and security of foreign organizations and diplomatic missions, the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan in Kabul said on Tuesday after Australia’s announcement to close its embassy in Kabul.
The Ministry said, “Based on the international laws and conventions, and within the framework of agreements with friendly countries, the Afghan government remains obligated to ensure the security of diplomatic missions and the safety of diplomatic and consular representatives.”
This statement by Afghanistan was given after; Australia decided to close its embassy in Kabul due to the increasingly uncertain security situation.
The Ministry further said that “We hope, as mentioned in the Australian government statement, that this measure will be temporary, and Australia will soon resume its permanent presence in Afghanistan”.
According to Australia, the “increasingly uncertain security environment” that has come with the imminent departure of international forces and said the government had been advised security arrangements could not be provided to support an on-going diplomatic presence.”
Australian PM Said, “The move “does not alter our commitment to Afghanistan or its people,”
Afghanistan is in a state of uncertainty after US President Joe Biden made announced that the US troops will pull out from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, after about 20 years.
NATO agreed to follow the US.
About 10,000 NATO soldiers from the Resolute Support training mission, including 2,500 soldiers from the US and about 1,100 soldiers from Germany are due to leave Afghanistan.
Australia only has 80 troops remaining in Afghanistan as part of the NATO mission.
After the withdrawal officially began on 1st May the Taliban have intensified attacks on provincial capitals, districts, bases, and checkpoints.