Afghanistan: Diplomatic Relations

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 27th July 2022.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on re-opening diplomatic missions in Afghanistan.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she has taken to evaluate the feasibility of re-opening the British embassy in Afghanistan.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The British Embassy in Kabul has suspended operations. The UK Mission to Afghanistan based in Doha is leading our diplomatic, security and humanitarian engagement. We intend to establish a diplomatic presence in Kabul as soon as the security and political situation in the country allows and are coordinating this effort with allies.

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