The Australian government has decided to close its embassy in Kabul as U.S. troops are pulling out of Afghanistan.
The Australian Prime Minister's office released a statement and announced that it would close its embassy in Afghanistan until the security situation improves. The announcement came after the United States has said that it will withdraw its forces in Afghanistan by mid-July 2021. The statement noted that an increased uncertainty prevails on the ground, and the government has been advised that security arrangements could not be provided. However, the closure would be temporary and would continue its support to the Afghanistan government.