Afghanistan embassies to Austria and UK stay open regardless of Taliban closure announcement – JURIST


Taliban Overseas Affairs Spokesperson Abdul Qahar Balkhi announced Sunday that the de-facto Taliban authorities have been suspending consular providers on the Afghan embassies to Austria and the UK as a result of diplomatic missions’ lack of coordination with Taliban management. Nonetheless, each embassies seem to stay open.

The Taliban’s announcement on X learn, “Please word that these Embassies haven’t been clear or coordinating their work with the Ministry of Overseas Affairs. In consequence, all their providers are herewith invalid till additional discover, efficient from October 8, 2023.”

In the meantime the diplomatic missions in Vienna and London each posted to say it’s enterprise it was “as typical.” The embassies don’t acknowledge Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities.

A supply within the Embassy of Afghanistan to the United Nations in Geneva spoke to JURIST on the shortage of coordination between the Taliban and Afghanistan’s diplomatic missions,  saying that:

Consular providers in all embassies and consultant places of work proceed in keeping with the norms acknowledged by the Vienna Convention of 1962 and the legitimacy of the paperwork of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan within the worldwide system. The embassies cannot and [have] not processed Taliban sanctioned authorized paperwork attributable to their non recognition. … Our council believes that the thought of ​​divisiveness is geared toward creating confusion within the mentality of Afghan immigrants who already expertise a number of bother of their respective international locations. The Taliban don’t go away me alone exterior the nation. That is [purely] political and pushing for … legitimacy.

This improvement comes days after Afghanistan diplomatic missions  in Spain and the Netherlands issued statements emphasizing that they have been coordinating with Kabul. 

International locations the world over have been reluctant to nominate diplomats to Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover in August 2022. Nonetheless, China announced it had despatched a brand new ambassador to Afghanistan on September 13. Chinese language ambassador Zhao Xing assumed place days earlier on September 8. 

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