UN General Assembly defers action on representatives of Afghanistan, Myanmar

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Monday decided to defer action on the representatives of Afghanistan and Myanmar at the most representative organ of the UN.

Monday's decision by the General Assembly means that the two representatives will continue to represent their countries respectively.

The current representative of Afghanistan, Ghulam M. Isaczai, was appointed by the government before the Taliban takeover in August. The current representative of Myanmar, Kyaw Moe Tun, was appointed by the government before the military takeover in February.

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The General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution to approve the report of its Credentials Committee without a vote.

The Credentials Committee reported that there were two contending communications, each concerning the representation of Afghanistan and of Myanmar, at the current session of the General Assembly.

"The chair (of the Credentials Committee) proposed that the committee defer its decision on the credentials pertaining to the representatives of Myanmar and on the credentials pertaining to the representatives of Afghanistan to the 76th session of the General Assembly. The proposal was adopted without a vote (by the Credentials Committee)," read the report of the Credentials Committee.

The delay in action is indefinite as no further meetings of the Credentials Committee are scheduled.

The Credentials Committee is made up of nine member states: Bahamas, Bhutan, Chile, China, Namibia, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sweden, and the United States. Swedish Ambassador to the UN Anna Karin Enestrom serves as chair of the committee.

(Cover: File of the UN General Assembly hall at the UN headquarters, New York City. /CFP)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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