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Sunday 20 June 2021
 Kabul Local Time
31 Jawza 1400, 02:36 AM

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement on Suspension of Australian Embassy in Kabul

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KABUL – Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of the decision by the Australian Government to temporarily suspend its Embassy in Kabul due to security situation.

Respecting Australia’s decision, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is grateful to Australia’s comprehensive support and cooperation with Afghanistan in the last two decades.

We remain grateful to Australia’s reaffirmed commitment to continue its support and assistance to Afghanistan and acknowledge that the realization of these pledges play a significant role in the fight against terrorism, ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan, and continuation of strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Based on the international laws and conventions, and within the framework of agreements with friendly countries, the Afghan government remains committed and obligated to ensure the security of diplomatic missions and the safety of diplomatic and consular representatives.

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.

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