Azerbaijan to open embassy in Kabul in 2024

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced plans to reopen its embassy in Afghanistan in 2024.

The news was reported by Azerbaijani media outlet on Friday, citing the ministry’s press office.

The formal statement from the ministry follows reports from APA and Trend news agencies on Thursday about Azerbaijan’s plans to open diplomatic missions in several other countries in the coming year.

While specific details about the exact timing of the embassy’s activation remain undisclosed, President Ilham Aliyev appointed Elham Nariman oglu Mammadov as the ambassador to Afghanistan on July 28, 2021.

The decision to establish the Azerbaijani embassy in Afghanistan was previously put on hold following the Taliban’s rise to power.

The Taliban, earlier this year, voiced support for Azerbaijan amid its tensions with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.

As of now, the Taliban has not issued a statement regarding the reopening of the Azerbaijani embassy in Afghanistan.