UN confirms Ishaqzai as Permanent envoy of Afghanistan

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United Nations General Assembly confirmed that the former permanent representatives of Afghanistan, Venezuela, and Myanmar will hold their seats and will continue their jobs as in the 193-member world body.

The decision was made on Monday, December 6 but none of the representatives talked in UNGA.

Based on the decision, the permanent representative of Afghanistan’s former government Ghulam Muhammad Ishaqzai will be continuing his job as the country’s envoy in the UN.
It comes days after a special committee of accreditation in the UN deferred the seats of Afghanistan and Myanmar at least until 2022.

The Taliban who have been ruling Afghanistan since August 15 have nominated Suhail Shaheen as their permanent representative in the UN who called the UN’s decision unprincipled and unjust and hoped the Afghan people to be given the right later.

In the meantime, a number of diplomats in the UN have told Reuters that it seems unlikely for the Taliban to get a seat.

Getting a seat at the UN seems to be one of the greatest achievements of the Taliban if achieved as they are desperate for interna tional recognition and legitimacy.—AP

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