Russian FM Lavrov says Taliban recognition not on the agenda


The great Winston Churchill has rightly said that diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell, and then they ask for directions. Taliban government is passing through some dilemma that they have not the best form of diplomacy and diplomat as well to convince the world. More detail is here in this report.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the question of international recognition of the Taliban was not currently “on the table”. 

Lavrov was speaking on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders in New York for the UN General Assembly. His comments come after the Taliban nominated a UN envoy, setting up a showdown over Afghanistan’s seat at the world body.

"The question of international recognition of the Taliban at the present juncture is not on the table,” Lavrov told a media.

Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Monday nominated the group’s Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador. The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan last month.

Ghulam Isaczai, the current UN ambassador who represents the Afghan government ousted by the Taliban, has also asked to renew his UN accreditation.

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

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the Taliban’s desire for international recognition is the only leverage other countries have to press for inclusive government and respect for rights, particularly for women, in Afghanistan.

When the Taliban last ruled between 1996 and 2001 the ambassador of the Afghan government they toppled remained the UN representative after the credentials committee deferred its decision on rival claims to the seat.

Keeping in view that the Taliban government has started its efforts on an international level for its recognition.  What would happen all the things would be clear with the passage of time.