Islamabad says two diplomats arrested by Afghan officials

Islamabad says two diplomats arrested by Afghan officials

India Blooms News Service | 18 May 2017

Kabul/Islamabad, May 18 (IBNS): The Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Thursday claimed that two of their diplomats have been arrested by Afghan security forces in the latter's capital Kabul, media reports said.

Issuing a statement, Pakistan said, "The Afghan Deputy Head of Mission was summoned to the Foreign Office today to lodge Pakistan’s strong protest over the incident in which two diplomatic officials in Kabul were detained, reportedly by Afghan security agencies."

"The Afghan DHM was conveyed that the incident was a clear violation of the Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations (1961) and against the spirit of the brotherly relations between the two countries. It was emphasized that such incidents undermined the constructive engagement which the two countries envisaged for strengthening of bilateral ties,' the statement added.

Pakistan has also urged Afghanistan to look into the matter seriously and ensure the security and safety of the two detained personnel.

"We urge the Afghan Government to take immediate steps to ensure the security and safety of our diplomatic personnel and premises and to ensure that such incident do not take place in future," a part of the statement read.

The Afghan government is yet to comment on the matter.

Islamabad says two diplomats arrested by Afghan officials

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