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PublishDate: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:07

IEA welcomes Jakarta’s move to consider reopening Kabul embassy

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has welcomed Indonesia’s move to consider reopening its embassy in Kabul after withdrawing all staff in August.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_On Tuesday, an Indonesian foreign ministry official said may soon reopen its embassy in Kabul and initiate “constructive engagement” with the .

Hamdullah , the IEA’s deputy spokesman on Wednesday said: “We welcome the move by the Indonesian government, which will further strengthen the positive relations between the two countries.”

The Indonesian mission in Afghanistan has been run by its embassy in Pakistan since the of the US military and the collapse of the former government, the Jakarta Globe reported.

“Our goal is to conduct constructive engagement, primarily in the context of humanitarian assistance, including assistance for , academic scholarship, et cetera,” said Abdul Kadir Jailani, the ministry’s director-general for Asia, the Pacific, and Africa affairs.

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