AUSTRALIA IS TO SHUT DOWN ITS EMBASSY IN AFGHANISTAN ON FRIDAY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on May 25, 2021
Australia has said it will shut its embassy in Afghanistan capital Kabul on Friday as the withdrawal of international troops proceeds.
In a statement, Canberra talked of an increasingly uncertain security environment in the country.
It said Australian diplomats would visit Afghanistan regularly but would be based elsewhere in the region
There are fears that the withdrawal of the US-led Nato force could plunge Afghanistan back into a full scale war
In April, US President Joe Biden said American troops would leave by eleventh September after 20 years of military involvement in Afghanistan.
At least two thousand, five hundred US troops are part of the nine thousand, six hundreds strong Nato Afghan Mission.