Afghan envoy of ousted Ghani-led govt withdraws from UN General Assembly debate | World News

Amid intense hypothesis surrounding Afghanistan’s illustration on the UN General Assembly, diplomats have stated that nobody from the war-torn nation will tackle the annual session this year, based on information companies. Ghulam Isaczai, the UN ambassador representing the ousted Afghan authorities, was on account of communicate on the ultimate day of the General Assembly session however withdrew his identify late on Sunday, information companies reported.

“The country withdraws its participation in the general debate,” AFP quoted Monica Grayley, a spokesperson for the UNGA president as saying.

The withdrawal comes amid competing claims for Afghanistan’s UN seat in New York. Isaczai had earlier written to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, urging to permit him to retain his New York seat regardless of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. On the opposite hand, the overseas minister within the Taliban’s interim authorities had nominated Suhai Shaheen, the spokesperson for the Islamist group, to handle the gathering of world leaders.

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While the rivals struggle for accreditation on the UN, the committee that assesses the credentials of all UN members historically meets in October or November. The credentials committee often operates with consensus, organising for a doable showdown as this year’s UN committee consists of Bahamas, Bhutan, Chile, China, Namibia, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sweden and the United States.

While Isaczai has withdrawn his identify from the audio system’ listing on the UN General Assembly, he’s prone to stay within the New York seat till a call is made. 

The Taliban didn’t get a seat on the UN throughout their earlier rule in Afghanistan because the credentials committee deferred its choice. The committee report had said that the choice was deferred “on the understanding that the current representatives of Afghanistan accredited to the United Nations would continue to participate in the work of the General Assembly.”

(With inputs from companies)

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