Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Nations pulled out of delivering an handle to world leaders on the Basic Meeting later Monday, a UN spokesperson mentioned.
Ghulam Isaczai, who represented president Ashraf Ghani’s regime that was ousted final month, had been because of defy the Taliban with a speech however his title was faraway from the record of audio system early Monday.
“The nation withdraws its participation within the basic debate,” Monica Grayley, a spokeswoman for the meeting’s president, confirmed to AFP.
She added that Afghanistan’s mission to the UN had not cited a purpose for the withdrawal.
The Taliban wrote a letter to UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres final week requesting that its new international minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, be allowed to “take part.”
The letter insisted that Isaczai “now not represents” Afghanistan on the world physique.
The letter mentioned that the Taliban had nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s everlasting consultant to the UN.
The observe got here after Guterres had acquired a separate letter from Isaczai, dated September 15, containing the record of Afghanistan’s delegation for the session.
That letter listed Isaczai as Afghanistan’s everlasting consultant.
The UN nonetheless considers Isaczai the pinnacle of Afghanistan’s mission.
“Solely the mission can withdraw,” from addressing the meeting, a UN official instructed AFP on situation of anonymity.
The Afghan mission was not instantly accessible for remark.
A nine-member credentials committee that included the USA, Russia and China, has to approve the Taliban’s request nevertheless it didn’t meet in time.