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Dr Shaida Abdali resigns as Afghanistan envoy to India, says stepping down tough but appealing

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Guihiamliu Riamei | Updated on: 19 Sep 2018, 08:40:59 PM
Dr Shaida Abdali resigns as Afghanistan envoy to India, says stepping down tough but appealing (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi:

Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Dr Shaida Abdali on Wednesday announced his resignation as the Afghan Ambassador to India, saying stepping down was a tough but an appealing decision.

Abdali’s resignation comes on the same day Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani visited India and held wide-ranging talks with PM Modi to further boost bilateral cooperation.

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Abdali took to Twitter to announce his resignation and wrote, “India not only gave me a home feeling but added a wealth of knowledge and plethora of experience to my over 2 decades long political career. The exceptional warmth, hospitality and friendship extended to me during my tenure will remain a hallmark in my political career,” adding after serving his country for years, he now felt the need to serve his country from within.

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“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!” Abdali tweeted.

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First Published : 19 Sep 2018, 08:40:40 PM

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