UNITED NATIONS: German Overseas Minister Heiko Maas voiced opposition Wednesday to the Taliban´s request to deal with the United Nations, saying the “present” by Afghanistan´s new rulers would serve no purpose.
“To schedule a present at the United Nations gained´t serve something,” Maas instructed reporters.”What’s essential are concrete deeds and never simply phrases.” A day earlier, the Taliban had requested to deal with world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week and nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador, in accordance to a letter seen by a British wire company.
Taliban Overseas Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi had made the request in a letter to UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres on Monday. Muttaqi requested to communicate in the course of the annual high-level assembly of the Common Meeting, which finishes on Monday. Guterres’ spokesperson, Farhan Haq, confirmed Muttaqi’s letter.