India restarts diplomacy with Afghanistan after a year amid earthquake crisis
India yesterday (June 23, 2022) re-established its diplomatic presence in Afghanistan as it deployed a "technical team" in its embassy in Kabul, less than a year after New Delhi withdrew officials from its embassy after the Taliban seized power last August.
"In order to closely monitor and coordinate the efforts of various stakeholders for the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and in continuation of our engagement with the Afghan people, an Indian technical team has reached Kabul yesterday and has been deployed in our embassy there," the Ministry of External Affairs said.
It said another Indian team had recently visited Kabul to oversee the delivery operations of India's humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and met with senior members of the Taliban, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
The MEA said an assessment of the security situation in Afghanistan was also carried out during the visit of that team.
"Our longstanding links with Afghan society and our development partnership, including humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan, will continue to guide our approach going forward," the MEA said.