The chair of the UN Credential Committee has officially stated that the Committee will not allow the representative of the Myanmar junta to represent Myanmar at the United Nations.
Anna Karin Enestrom, of Sweden, has officially told reporters that the Committee has deferred its decisions on representation of Myanmar and Afghanistan.
She declined to comment on the question, “Are current diplomats of Afghanistan and Myanmar still representing their countries?”
The NUG Minister, Aung Myo Min, said the announcement that the UN Credential Committee has suspended its decision to allow representatives of Myanmar kunta, and the Taliban in Afghanistan, to represent their countries at the United Nations means the Ambassador, U Kyaw Moe Tun, who opposed the coup in solidarity with the people of Myanmar, will continue to represent his country.
Aung Myo Min, the NUG Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government, wrote on his social media that he believed the decision of the Credential Committee would be approved by the UN General Assembly.
“The Swedish Ambassador and Chair of the Credential Committee, has officially announced that Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun will remain. The Committee’s decision will be submitted to the UN General Assembly. As China and Russia, which are members of the committee, have not objected to the committee’s decision, it is likely that the General Assembly will be able to approve the decision”, Aung Myo Min wrote.
The Taliban and the Myanmar military council have tried to replace the diplomats appointed by their ousted governments earlier this year, with their newly-appointed representatives, but the United Nations has so far refused.
The nine-member UN Credential Committee, which includes Russia, China and the United States, met at UN headquarters to consider the recommendations of all 193 members of the current UN General Assembly.
The Committee, in which the Bahamas, Bhutan, Chile, Namibia, Sierra Leone and Sweden are also involved, will submit its report to the UN General Assembly for approval before the end of this year.
Diplomats say both the Committee and the General Assembly have traditionally made decisions by consensus.
The junta, which took power in February, is seeking to replace Aung Thurein as their UN special envoy.
A former UN special envoy to Myanmar, who resigned last month, warned that no country should recognize or legitimize the junta, and Guterres vowed in February to press the junta so that the military coup does not succeed.