New York (Web Desk): Afghan Taliban have asked to address world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York.
According to a UN spokesperson, the request to participate in the high-level debate is being considered by a credentials committee comprising nine members.
The committee is made up of Russia, China, the United States, Sweden, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Chile, Bhutan and the Bahamas.
Taliban have nominated their Doha-based spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, as Afghanistan's UN ambassador.
Earlier, at the UN meeting, Qatar urged world leaders to stay engaged with the Taliban saying that boycotting them would only lead to polarisation and reactions.