Taliban to hold meeting in Norway next week

A Taliban delegation will journey to Norway next week for talks

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Taliban delegation will journey to Norway for talks with the Norwegian authorities, meeting with representatives of the Norwegian authorities and several other allied international locations but additionally with civil society activists and human rights defenders from Afghanistan.

The Norwegian Foreign Ministry stated Friday that it has invited representatives of the Taliban to Oslo from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25. The assertion did not say which different international locations would participate in the meeting.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt stated that ”we’re extraordinarily involved about the intense state of affairs in Afghanistan.” She stated there may be “a full-scale humanitarian disaster for thousands and thousands of individuals” in the nation.

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She burdened that the meeting was “not a legitimation or recognition of the Taliban. But we should discuss to those that in follow govern the nation at this time.”

“We can’t let the political state of affairs lead to an excellent worse humanitarian disaster,” she stated.

The Foreign Ministry stated that the Taliban delegation conferences additionally will embody Afghans with backgrounds “from varied fields and embody girls leaders, journalists, and individuals who work with, amongst different issues, human rights and humanitarian, financial, social and political points.”

It stated that earlier this week, a Norwegian delegation visited Kabul for talks on the precarious humanitarian state of affairs in the nation.

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