Tensions over UN seat, former Afghan FM’s letter rejected

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The incumbent charge d’affaires of Afghanistan at the United Nations Naseer Faiq on Wednesday, February 16 said that the letter sent by the former Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Hanif Atmar was rejected by the UN.

The letter was aimed at changing the leadership of the permanent representation of Afghanistan at the United Nations.

Naseer Ahmad Faiq said that the letter of the former FM was not accepted and the officials in the UN did not agree.

“I would like to inform you that recent attempts and conspiracies to change the leadership of the perma-nent representation of Afghanistan to the United Nations have been thwarted by the voice of truth and justice and the fight against corruption.” Reads a Twitter post by Faiq.

Earlier, Hanif Atmar had introduced Muhammad Wali Naeemi as Charge d’affaires of Afghanistan to the UN.

A letter sent to the United Nations in this regard read that, Muhammad Wali Naeemi was not in good health condition to take over the post after Ghulam Muhammad Ishaqzai-former PR of Afghanistan-, he is all set to occupy the post now.—Agencies

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