The Afghanistan embassy in New Delhi announced on Saturday night that it was shutting down its operations from today, citing “lack of support” by the Indian government, failure to meet expectations in serving Afghanistan’s interests, and reduction in personnel and resources.
In a statement, the Afghan embassy said it regrets to announce the decision to cease its operations effective October 1, 2023.
“It is with profound sadness, regret, and disappointment that the Embassy of Afghanistan in New Delhi announces this decision to cease its operations,” the statement said.
The embassy said this decision, while deeply regrettable, was made after careful consideration, taking into account the historic ties and long-standing partnership between Afghanistan and India.
The statement listed the key factors affecting its ability to continue the mission effectively and said they were the primary reasons for the “unfortunate closure”.