Afghanistan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali
Afghanistan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali

Afghan Ambassador to India resigns

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2018 22:42 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 19 (ANI): Afghanistan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali stepped down from his post on Wednesday.
Calling his decision a "tough and appealing" one, Abdali, in a series of tweets, announced his resignation saying, "Stepping Down - A tough but an appealing decision: On a high note ending a successful visit of HE the Afghan President in India, I resigned today as the Afghan Ambassador to India. Serving in India for more than six years was indeed a great honour and privilege."
He further said that India gave him a home, knowledge, and experience during his two-decade-long political career.
Expressing gratitude to Indian people and the government, Abdali wrote, "Serving my country for years in India, I felt the need to return and serve my country from within. During my tenure, I have had the honor of witnessing our relations going from strength to strength."
"The limits to our exceptional relationship is only Sky and I wish my successor all the best and success in this extremely important endeavor. Long Live India - Afghanistan Friendship!" he tweeted.
Sources in the Afghanistan Embassy said that Abdali will be moving back to Kabul. (ANI)