KABUL (SW) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its deepest objection and concern over the summoning of the Ambassador of Afghanistan, Atif Mashal, by Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence.
Analysts believe this act by Islamabad is in clear violation of international diplomatic norms. Muhib Sharif, an analyst on political affairs, told Salam Watandar that every country is bound to oblige by the international treaties in this regard. He stressed Afghanistan should react according in this case.
According to the foreign ministry, Afghanistan deems this action in clear contradiction with diplomatic norms and principles. “The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, once again calls on the Pakistani Government to align its diplomatic relations with Afghanistan in compliance with international conventions and accepted diplomatic norms”, said the statement.
In connection with the security concern of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Kabul that has led to the closing of the Embassy's consulate section, as expressed in a statement of Pakistan's Foreign Ministry, The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan stated that the Government of Afghanistan shall seriously investigate this claim and provides assurance that the Government of Afghanistan is committed to providing safety to the diplomats of Pakistan as well as other diplomats in the country.