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Lavrov denies discussion of Taliban recognition at UN

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KABUL: The foreign minister of Russian Federation, Sergei Lavrov said that there is no talk “on table” over the recognition of the Taliban by the international community.

According to Reuter News Agency, the Russian top diplomat made the remarks on the sideline of the annual gathering of UN General Assembly is being held in New York.

“The question of international recognition of the Taliban at the present juncture is not on the table,” Lavrov added.  

Some members of the UN assembly earlier denied the participation of the Taliban Islamic Movement’s representative, Suhail Shaheen to the UN assembly.

The Acting Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi on Monday appointed Shaheen as Afghanistan’s ambassador to the UN.

Russia is a member of a nine-member U.N credentials committee – along with China and the United States – which will deal with the competing claims on Afghanistan’s U.N. seat later this year.  

Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Guterres called the Taliban’s willingness for international recognition as the only leverage the world has to persuade the movement for formation of an inclusive government and observation of human rights in Afghanistan.

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