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Pakistan today summoned Afghanistan's Deputy Head of Mission to the Foreign Office here and lodged a "strong protest" over detention of its diplomats in Kabul. Foreign Office said in a statement that the officials were detained in Kabul reportedly by the 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 said in a statement. It was emphasized that such incidents undermined the constructive engagement which the two countries envisaged for strengthening of bilateral ties, according to the statement. "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," the statement read. No further information has been provided about the issue.
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