The Taliban-led Afghanistan government may not take part in United National General Assembly even after appointing Suhail Shaheen as the representative.
A diplomatic source told Pakistan newspaper Dawn that the former representative would continue to occupy the mission until “the credential committee takes a decision”. On Tuesday, the former representatives even attended the session that US President Joe Biden addressed.
Taliban appointed new foreign ministry on September 15, and sent a letter to United Nations requesting them to participate in the session.
Afghanistan is slated to address the United National General Assembly by September 27 and still the decision on the Taliban representative to UN will be accepted or not is unlikely.
When the Taliban last ruled from 1996 to 2001, the UN refused to recognise their government and instead gave Afghanistan’s seat to the previous government of President Burhanuddin Rabbani.