Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow in May 2019. Photo: AP
Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow in May 2019. Photo: AP

Taliban names Afghan UN envoy, asks to speak to world leaders

  • Suhail Shaheen has been nominated as UN ambassador, setting up a showdown with the representative from Afghanistan’s ousted government
  • In a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi asked to address the UN General Assembly

Topic |   Afghanistan after the US withdrawal
Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow in May 2019. Photo: AP
Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow in May 2019. Photo: AP
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