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World Afghanistan and Myanmar withdraw from UN speaker list amid credentials dispute

01:55  03 october  2021
01:55  03 october  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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United Nations (CNN) Afghanistan and Myanmar have withdrawn from their speaking slots at the United Nations General Assembly at the last minute, amid disputes over who should represent those countries. Both saw their elected governments overthrown earlier this year. "Last week we informed the secretariat of Myanmar 's withdrawal from the speaker list . We will not be speaking today, according to the revised list ," he said. He declined to comment on the reason, but cited a Foreign Policy report describing a US-China-brokered deal to hold off on granting UN credentials to the junta.

The UN Credentials Committee is anticipated to debate the matter when it meets in November. It is going to even have one other high-profile dispute to adjudicate: between Myanmar ’s consultant to the UN Kyaw Moe Tun — who was appointed by his nation ’s former authorities — and the army junta Kyaw Moe Tun was additionally scheduled to talk Monday, however confirmed to CNN that he had withdrawn . “Final week we knowledgeable the secretariat of Myanmar ’s withdrawal from the speaker checklist. We is not going to be talking immediately, in keeping with the revised checklist,” he stated.

Afghanistan and Myanmar have withdrawn from their speaking slots at the United Nations General Assembly at the last minute, amid disputes over who should represent those countries. Both saw their elected governments overthrown earlier this year.

Ghulam M. Isaczai, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations. © Luiz Rampelotto/dpa/picture alliance/SIpa/FILE Ghulam M. Isaczai, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations.

Afghanistan's UN representative Ghulam Isaczai -- an appointee of the country's former democratic government, which crumbled under the Taliban's advance last month -- had been expected to address world leaders on Monday. His staff informed the UN over the weekend that he would no longer be speaking, according to UN Secretary-General spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

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The UN Credentials Committee is anticipated to debate the matter when it meets in November. It may even have one other high-profile dispute to adjudicate: between Myanmar ’s consultant to the UN Kyaw Moe Tun — who was appointed by his nation ’s former authorities — and the navy junta that seized There is an understanding between Russia, China and the United States concerning Myanmar not talking so long as Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun stays in his publish, a UN diplomat has individually advised CNN. “I withdrew from the speaker list in order to keep the seat for the people of Myanmar

Afghanistan ’s ambassador to the UN was on the speakers list until late Sunday evening. He was dropped Monday morning. Ghulam Isaczai, Afghanistan ’s representative to the UN , was due to speak to leaders on Monday. He was to give a speech in defiance of the Taliban who seized control of the Monica Grayley, a spokeswoman for the assembly’s president, told AFP that Afghanistan “ withdrew its participation in the general debate,” without citing a reason for withdrawal . Similarly, Myanmar ’s Kyaw Moe Tun, who was chosen by the country’s ousted government, was scheduled to give an address on

"This does not change the fact that the representative of Afghanistan remains the same," Dujarric said.

The battle over who represents Afghanistan began last week, when the Taliban sent the UN a request to replace Isaczai with their own envoy, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, as CNN reported last week.

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, Isaczai has continued to advocate for his country, meeting with foreign envoys and even calling on the UN Security Council to pressure the Taliban into forming a more democratic government.

The UN Credentials Committee is expected to discuss the matter when it meets in November. It will also have another high-profile dispute to adjudicate: between Myanmar's representative to the UN Kyaw Moe Tun -- who was appointed by his country's former government -- and the military junta that seized power in a coup earlier this year.

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United Nations Afghanistan and Myanmar have withdrawn from their speaking slots at the United Nations General Assembly at the last minute, amid disputes over who should represent those countries. Both saw their elected governments overthrown earlier this year. “Last week we informed the secretariat of Myanmar ’s withdrawal from the speaker list . We will not be speaking today, according to the revised list ,” he said. He declined to comment on the reason, but cited a Foreign Policy report describing a US-China-brokered deal to hold off on granting UN credentials to the junta.

Afghanistan ’s UN representative Ghulam Isaczai — an appointee of the country’s former democratic government, which crumbled under the Taliban’s advance last month — had been expected to address world leaders on Monday. His staff informed the UN over the weekend that he would no longer be There is an understanding between Russia, China and the United States regarding Myanmar not speaking as long as Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun remains in his post, a UN diplomat has separately told CNN. “I withdrew from the speaker list in order to keep the seat for the people of Myanmar ,” Kyaw

Kyaw Moe Tun was also scheduled to speak Monday, but confirmed to CNN that he had withdrawn.

"Last week we informed the secretariat of Myanmar's withdrawal from the speaker list. We will not be speaking today, according to the revised list," he said.

He declined to comment on the reason, but cited a Foreign Policy report describing a US-China-brokered deal to hold off on granting UN credentials to the junta.

There is an understanding between Russia, China and the United States regarding Myanmar not speaking as long as Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun remains in his post, a UN diplomat has separately told CNN.

"I withdrew from the speaker list in order to keep the seat for the people of Myanmar," Kyaw Moe Tun said.

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