Next Monday, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a special session to consider the report of the Credentials Committee on the accreditation of the permanent representatives of Afghanistan and Myanmar to the international organization.
This came in a press conference held by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly, Paulina Kubik, on Friday at the United Nations Permanent Headquarters in New York.
“Next Monday, the members of the General Assembly will consider the special report prepared by the Credentials Committee on the accreditation of the representatives of Afghanistan and Myanmar,” Kubik said.
She added, “You know that the committee met two days ago and issued a special report on that, and the report is now available after its translation into the official languages (6 languages) of the United Nations.”
Quebec did not clarify whether the special session of the members of the General Assembly will witness a vote on the report of the Credentials Committee or not.
But diplomatic sources at the United Nations refused to disclose their name, saying, “Any member state of the General Assembly (193 countries) has the right to request a vote on a resolution to adopt the names of the permanent representatives of both countries.”
On Wednesday, the Credentials Committee postponed a decision on the accreditation of the permanent representatives of Myanmar and Afghanistan to the world body in New York.
The Credentials Committee is composed of representatives of 9 countries appointed by the General Assembly at the beginning of each session, and the Committee reports to the General Assembly.
It is noteworthy that the office of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received a letter last March from Myanmar’s military commander Min Maung Taing.
In it, he informs him that Ambassador Kyaw Mo Tun, who rejected the military coup, has been dismissed, so that his deputy, Tin Maung Naing, has been appointed as Chargé d’Affaires.
On the other hand, Ambassador Kyaw Mo Tun delivered two identical messages to both the UN Presidency and the UN General Assembly.
In it, he confirms that he is still the representative of his country, explaining that he was appointed by a decision of Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, whose government was overthrown by the army last February.
As for Afghanistan, the Taliban movement, which seized control of the country in mid-August, sent a letter to Guterres on September 20.
In it, she informed him of the appointment of the spokesman for its political office, Suhail Shaheen, as Afghanistan’s delegate to the United Nations.
On the other hand, Afghanistan’s permanent representative, Ambassador Ghulam Muhammad Eshaqzi, who was appointed by former President Ashraf Ghani, sent a letter to Guterres confirming that he is still the legitimate representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations.
At the time, Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced that the letters had been referred to the Credentials Committee for decision.