By Michelle Nichols and Daphne Psaledakis
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned on Saturday that worldwide recognition of the Taliban was not presently into account.
Lavrov was talking on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders in New York for the U.N. Common Meeting. His feedback come after the Taliban nominated a U.N. envoy, organising a showdown over Afghanistan’s seat on the world physique.
“The query of worldwide recognition of the Taliban at present juncture is just not on the desk,” Lavrov informed a information convention.
Taliban Overseas Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Monday nominated the Islamist group’s Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s U.N. ambassador. The Taliban seized energy in Afghanistan final month.
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Ghulam Isaczai, the present U.N. ambassador who represents the Afghan authorities ousted by the Taliban, has additionally requested to resume his U.N. accreditation.
Russia is a member of a nine-member U.N credentials committee – together with China and the US – which is able to take care of the competing claims on Afghanistan’s U.N. seat later this 12 months.
U.N. Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres has mentioned that the Taliban’s need for worldwide recognition is the one leverage different nations need to press for inclusive authorities and respect for rights, notably for girls, in Afghanistan.
When the Taliban final dominated between 1996 and 2001 the ambassador of the Afghan authorities they toppled remained the U.N. consultant after the credentials committee deferred its choice on rival claims to the seat.
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Enhancing by Invoice Berkrot)
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