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After the transfer of power in Myanmar, its military rulers have said that Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun has been removed and they want Aung Thurin to be replaced.
Afghanistan and Myanmar will not address the high-level general discussion of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. A top United Nations official said this. According to the latest list of speakers of the last day of the High Level General Debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the names of Afghanistan and Myanmar are not in the list. It is worth noting here that in the list of the last provisional speakers, the diplomats of the countries were listed to speak in the General Debate.
At the same time, when Monica Grayley, spokeswoman for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Abdullah Shahid, was asked why Afghanistan and Myanmar were not listed as speakers for the final day of the general debate. On this, he said that we have received information that the member countries have withdrawn their participation in the General Debate scheduled for today. Greley said Myanmar withdrew its participation from the general debate in Afghanistan sometime back and over the weekend. We have been informed about this.
Ghulam M Isakzai named as representative of Afghanistan
UN Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Friday that Ghulam M. Isaczai is currently on the list for Monday as Afghanistan’s representative. After the transfer of power in Myanmar, its military rulers have said that Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun has been removed and they want Aung Thurin to be replaced. The Taliban last week wrote to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking that their spokesman Suhail Shaheen be made Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Nations.
Taliban had sought permission to participate in the General Assembly
Myanmar and Afghanistan both designate their own envoys to the United Nations under the current arrangement. At the same time, the permanent representatives of the top governments are still present in the General Assembly. At the same time, the decision to represent both the countries in the United Nations rests with the UN Credentials Committee. On the eve of the start of the UN General Debate on 20 September, the Secretary-General received a letter from Amir Khan Muttaki, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. In this permission was sought to participate in the General Assembly.
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