UN committee to review Taliban credential issue to meet in November – Times of India

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Credentials Committee that can review the Taliban’s communication in which it nominated Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan‘s envoy to the UN is anticipated to meet subsequent month, with the General Assembly president saying all the 193-nation robust membership will resolve on the matter as soon as the committee submits its findings on who ought to sit at Kabul’s seat in the world physique.
Myanmar and Afghanistan have been the one two international locations out of the 193-nation robust General Assembly membership that didn’t converse on the simply-concluded excessive-stage UNGA week.
“Yes, I am in touch with the (Credentials) Committee. Sweden is the chair of the committee. I have communicated the correspondences to the committee chair. Usually, the committee meets in November, brings the report to the General Assembly in December for adoption and I am sure that Sweden will keep to the credentials schedule,” President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid mentioned in his first press convention right here on Friday.
Shahid was responding to a query on whether or not he’s in contact with the members of the Credentials Committee on the issue of illustration of Myanmar and Afghanistan on the UN.
Initially, Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative appointed by the ousted Ashraf Ghani-government, Ghulam Isaczai, was listed to converse for the nation on the ultimate day of the General Debate on September 27. However, Isaczai withdrew his participation.
The Taliban had written to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres nominating their spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s ambassador to the UN and had requested to take part in the excessive-stage 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
Following the February 1 coup in Myanmar, its navy rulers have mentioned the nation’s Ambassador at UN Kyaw Moe Tun has been dismissed they usually need Aung Thurein to exchange him.
The matter of who represents the 2 international locations on the UN has now gone to the Credentials Committee, at the moment being chaired by Sweden and with the US, China, Russia, Bahamas, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Bhutan and Chile as members.
Shahid mentioned the Credentials Committee will think about the issues on its agenda and they’ll submit the report, as different committees do, to the General Assembly.
“Of course, the General Assembly as the universal body makes a decision. So it will be the 193 countries who will decide,” he mentioned, including that the Committee will review and submit its findings after which all the 193 member international locations “will have the opportunity to decide. This has been the past practice and it’s been done many many times”.
Shahid additional mentioned at any time when the UN receives “conflicting” credentials communications, they’re referred to the Committee. Sweden, as chair, will do the consultations after which a report is anticipated to be submitted to the General Assembly in December.
“So I’m waiting for the chair to convene the meeting,” he mentioned, including that the “final decision” on the credentials can be made by the General Assembly after which communicated to the administration “whichever way the General Assembly decides”.
Shahid additionally specified that other than the letter from the Taliban final month, no different communication has been acquired from the group.
On September 20, on the eve of the graduation of the excessive-stage UN General Debate, the Secretary-General had acquired a communication with the letterhead “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs” dated September 20, 2021, signed by “Ameer Khan Muttaqi” as “Minister of Foreign Affairs”, requesting to take part in the “76th session of the UN General Assembly on September 21-27, 2021”.
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, had advised PTI that the letter additionally signifies that as of August 15, 2021, “Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is ousted and [countries across the world] no longer recognise him as president”.
Ghani, who had fled the nation because the Taliban took management of Kabul on August 15, had appointed Isaczai as Kabul’s envoy to the UN in June 2021.
The Taliban letter additional signifies that the mission of the Permanent Representative is taken into account over and that Isaczai not represents Afghanistan. The Taliban have nominated the Doha-based spokesman Shaheen as Afghanistan’s new Permanent Representative to the UN.
“A brand new Permanent Representative, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, is nominated,” in accordance to the Taliban letter.
On September 15, the Secretary-General had additionally acquired a communication from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations signed by Isaczai, containing the record of delegation of Afghanistan for the 76th session of the General Assembly. Isaczai was listed as the pinnacle of delegation.
The two communications have been despatched by the UN Secretariat, after session with the Office of the President of the General Assembly, to the members of the Credentials Committee of the 76th session of the General Assembly.
The Committee studies to the Assembly on the credentials of representatives of the UN Member States. Afghanistan had joined the UN on November 19, 1946 and Myanmar has been a UN member since April 19, 1948.

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