Saudi diplomats leave Afghanistan, relocate to Pakistani capital

Saudi diplomats have left Afghanistan for “training” and will return, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) said on Monday.
However diplomatic sources said the decision was taken due to security concerns.
A diplomatic source and two other sources told Reuters that Saudi Arabia’s diplomats had left by air and relocated to Pakistan late last week due to warnings of heightened risks of attacks in Kabul.
The IEA meanwhile said their departure was temporary and not for security reasons. “Some employees of Saudi Arabia’s embassy have gone out for a kind of training, and will return,” Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the IEA, said.
It was not immediately clear how long the Saudi diplomats intended to be based outside Afghanistan, or how many had left the country.
Several countries have run their Afghanistan embassies from Pakistan and Qatar since U.S.-led foreign coalition forces withdrew from the country and the IEA took over in 2021 after a 20-year insurgency.The post Saudi diplomats leave Afghanistan, relocate to Pakistani capital first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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