Jakarta ● Sun, January 16, 2022
Indonesia has reinstated its representative office in Kabul mainly to coordinate and monitor the distribution of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, while still holding off on diplomatic recognition of the Taliban as the legitimate government of the country.
Following a high-stake citizen rescue mission in late August, the Indonesian mission to Afghanistan was temporarily moved to Islamabad, Pakistan.
Shortly after the Taliban took over Afghanistan from a United States-backed government, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry had planned to maintain its mission in Kabul with a team of essential personnel only, but later decided to take all of its citizens out of the country amid a chaotic situation on the ground.
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