Afghanistan lost a contested race for a seat on the top UN human rights body on Tuesday along with Venezuela and South Korea.
Afghanistan competed with Bangladesh, Maldives, Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate said that Afghanistan's not being selected for the seat is unjust.
"This is not fair that they didn't give the seat to the Islamic Emirate and they make such decisions in our absence. They should reconsider this," said Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
Political analysts believe that the absence of Afghanistan’s representatives at such summits is the main reason that Afghanistan was not selected.
"There are some countries on this council which cannot criticize others--the UN wants to assess the human rights situation in Afghanistan via Richard Bennett, so they didn't select Afghanistan," said Torek Farhadi, a political analyst.
"It was necessary that the world countries should have voted for Afghanistan’s membership in this council, so the ground for political engagement and negotiations with the Islamic Emirate would have been paved," said Ahmad Khan Andar, a political analyst.
Afghanistan had once been a member of the UN Human Rights Council, from 2018 to 2020.
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