Myanmar will not address world leaders of the UN, Afghanistan will

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Reuters) – No Myanmar representative is scheduled to address the high-level UN annual General Assembly, a UN spokesman said. on Friday, amid rival claims for the country’s UN seat in New York after a military coup d’état ousted the elected government.

Having Competing Claims also been made on Afghanistan’s UN seat after the Taliban in had seized power last month. The Ambassador for the expelled government is set until give his speech on Monday.

“At this time, Myanmar is not speaking,” said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

Myanmar current UN Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun – appointed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government – he was initially expected to address the 193-member General Assembly on Monday, the final day of the meeting.

But diplomats said China, Russia and the United States had reached an agreement, with Moscow and Beijing not objecting to Kyaw Moe Tun staying. in Myanmar’s UN seat for the moment as long as he does not speak during the high-level meeting.

“I withdrew from the speaker list, and will not here over speak general debate,” Kyaw Moe Tun told Reuters, adding that he was aware of the understanding between some members of the UN Credential Committee, which includes Russia, China and the United States.

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Dujarric said that “for now, the representative of Afghanistan wrote: on the list for Monday is Mr Ghulam M. Isaczai.” Isaczai is the current UN Ambassador, who represents Afghanistan government expelled by the Taliban.

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UN accreditation issues are addressed with by a nine-member committee, whose members include the United States, China and Russia. It comes together traditionally in October of November so a decision would not be made in time that would allow Muttaqi to address the high-level General Assembly meeting year.

Up to a decision is made by the Credentials Committee on both Afghanistan and Myanmar, Isaczai and Kyaw Moe Tun will remain in the seats, according to the General Assembly rules.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; adaptation by Mary Milliken and Grant McCool

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