28 Feb. () –
The Taliban announced on Tuesday the resumption of activities at the Afghan Consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, after the authorities handed it over to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, established in August 2021 after the seizure of Kabul.
The Afghan Foreign Ministry has indicated in a statement published on its account on the social network Twitter that the diplomats sent to Istanbul “have officially started their work” at the Consulate.
Likewise, he stressed that the legation “provides consular service to expatriates with full responsibility and transparency,” before stressing that diplomatic relations between the two countries “are of special importance.”
“The presence of thousands of Afghan refugees in Istanbul increases the importance of this city and encourages the representatives of the Afghan government to provide all the necessary services with total transparency,” he stressed.
Foreign Ministry sources quoted by the Afghan television channel Tolo TV have indicated that Gulmat Jan Zadran has been appointed as the new Afghan consul in Istanbul, one day after the Afghan Embassy reopened in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdulqahar Balji said on Monday that “the activities of the Afghan Embassy will continue in Tehran after the dispatch of the new chargé d’affaires and diplomats with the firm commitment and spirit of serving the citizens of both countries. “.
The Taliban have been trying since August 2021, when they seized Kabul after Ghani fled the country in the face of his advances on the capital, to win some form of international recognition for their regime, which has since imposed numerous restrictions on fundamental rights and freedoms. .