The new ambassadors of Afghanistan and Myanmar are currently unable to represent the United Nations. The UN Credentials Committee met on Wednesday to decide who would represent the two countries. Such a decision has been taken from that meeting.
Myanmar’s junta and Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities on Thursday condemned the United Nations for denying them seats in the UN.
“This decision does not reflect the reality of our country’s soil and existence,” Jao Min-tun, a spokesman for the Myanmar junta, told AFP. We will continue to demand the right to representation through diplomatic channels and international and local law. ”
Last September, Suhail Shahin, the Doha-based spokesman for the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, was elected to the United Nations.
Shahin was asked to replace Ghulam Ishaqzai, a cabinet member appointed by the Ashraf Ghani government. Shahin said on Twitter yesterday that the United Nations had deprived the people of Afghanistan of their just rights.
Reuters quoted Anna Karin Anestrom, the committee’s panel chair and Sweden’s ambassador to the United Nations, as saying after the meeting that representatives of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Myanmar’s military junta were not being allowed to represent them at the UN. However, Anna Karin did not comment on whether the previous government’s ambassadors to the UN would represent Afghanistan and Myanmar.
But the UN did not allow that to happen. However, since coming to power, the Taliban and the junta government of Myanmar have been working hard to gain international recognition.
The number of member countries of the UN Credentials Committee is 9. This includes Russia, China and the United States. Sweden is currently chairing the committee. The meeting was held at the UN headquarters in New York, USA. The current 7th session of the UN General Assembly discussed the membership of 193 member states.