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UN to Defer Voting over Afghan Seat for a Second Time

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

According to a UN credentials committee report, the UN is set to defer voting on the present Afghan government’s UN seat and stated that it will not be done for at least the next nine months.

The UN General Assembly is expected to approve the report from the UN credentials committee, which stated that the UN is set to defer voting on the current Afghan government UN seat for at least the next nine months, on Friday.

The credentials committee of the UN, which includes representatives from the United States, China, and Russia, published the report late Wednesday, December 14.

Following a vote on the credentials of Myanmar and Afghanistan in 2021 being postponed by the previous UN General Assembly, the decision will now be delayed a second time.

On the final day of the UN General Assembly in New York City last year, the UN representatives for Afghanistan and Myanmar were omitted from the list of speakers who were scheduled to address world leaders.

Both the new governments in Afghanistan and Myanmar had previously written to the UN Secretary-General to complain that their representatives at the UN had been chosen by outgoing administrations and that the envoys do not represent them.

It is believed that the current UN envoys will continue to hold their roles and serve their respective countries as the UN has delayed voting on the seats.

The new administration ousted the internationally respected government in the middle of August of last year. The new rulers in Afghanistan insisted that their appointed ambassador represent it in the UN.

Between 1996 and 2001, when the group last held power in Afghanistan, the ambassador of the administration they overthrew continued to serve as the UN envoy because the credentials committee had postponed deciding on the role.

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