On Monday, the final day of the UN General Assembly, no official on behalf of Myanmar spoke, UN officials said.
U Kyaw Moe Tun, a qualified UN ambassador to Myanmar, was scheduled to speak on Monday. Kyaw Moe Tung was appointed by the government, which collapsed in a coup d’etat in February. He has since ruled the country, but has publicly assassinated military junta, which is not widely recognized by the international community.
Myanmar was previously on the list of speakers. However, UN spokesman Stephen Dujaric said in an email Saturday that “Myanmar is not on the list of speakers.”
Kyaw Moe Tung declined to comment. But he told Reuters that he had withdrawn from the list. Myanmar, one of the 193 UN member states, is no longer in the lineup of representatives of countries that have not yet spoken at the annual meeting.
Reuters also understands that unidentified members of the General Assembly Qualifications Committee, a group that includes China, Russia and the United States, will be allowed Cho Mo Tung to retain UN seats for the foreseeable future. Reported that it was reached. Because he didn’t speak. The country’s diplomats, represented by the Commission, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The United States has accused military junta and defended the rights of Myanmar’s representative, Kyaw Moe Thun. China and Russia were important arms suppliers to Myanmar’s military and were less critical of the February coup.
The Credentials Commission has not formally discussed the credential issues submitted by Myanmar’s military junta and the Taliban militants who currently control Afghanistan. Its envoy, Ghulam M. Isaczai, was still listed to speak as of Sunday. This is a prospect that could offend the Taliban.
The right to speak on behalf of a country at the United Nations is an important barometer of its government’s international legitimacy and acceptance.
If Military Junta successfully expelled Kyaw Moe Tung in support of his envoy, it would be an important public relations victory for the ruling general and for the former private government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. It means retreat. The army since the coup on vague charges.
At least so far, Kyaw Moe Tung has been an active defender of his collapsed government at the United Nations.For example last week he Twitter message We would like to thank Derek H. Colette, a senior State Department official, for supporting “our efforts to restore democracy and promote and protect human rights.”