Khaama: Despite opposition from Afghan civil activists and politicians, Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs once more invited a Taliban delegation to Oslo Forum taking place from June 13-15 in Norway, aimed at discussing and finding solutions to Afghanistan issues. According to official sources, Norway has invited second-level Taliban leaders instead of Amir Khan Muttaqi and
Al Jazeera: A week after Taliban and senior US and European officials held talks in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, the main outcome appears to be promises of an increase in humanitarian aid, contingent on demands related to human rights, with some analysts saying the talks imply a “de facto” recognition of the Taliban’s government. Click
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 26, 2022 Western diplomats said they linked humanitarian aid to an improvement in human rights in Afghanistan during meetings with a Taliban delegation in Norway. The 15-member delegation held talks behind closed doors with several Western diplomats on January 25, the final day of the Taliban’s first official trip to
Ariana: The meeting focused on discussions on the economy, humanitarian aid, security, central bank operations, health, and other relevant issues, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, a spokesman for the foreign ministry tweeted. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 24, 2022 A Taliban delegation and Western diplomats have opened talks in Norway to discuss Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis and human rights as the situation in the war-torn country worsens with millions on the brink of famine. Closed-door discussions in Oslo are being held between the 15-member delegation and representatives of
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 23, 2022 The first Taliban delegation to visit Europe since returning to power in Afghanistan has begun talks with Afghan civil society members focused on human rights, Norway’s Foreign Ministry says. Headed by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, the delegation was to dedicate the first day of their three-day
VOA News January 21, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Norway said Friday that Taliban delegates, Afghan civil society representatives and officials from “a number of allied countries” will gather in Oslo next week for three days of talks on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and human rights. Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi will lead the Taliban team
“This deportation is emblematic of the cruel and dehumanising policies of many European governments” Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International Amnesty International: Eshan Abbasi (16) and his sister Taibeh (20) and brother Yasin (22), were deported from Norway to Istanbul on Saturday together with their mother. Due to her health condition, their mother is expected to be returned
The Local (NO): Jøran Kallmyr, the state secretary at the Justice Ministry, told Aftenposten that many of the Afghan children who seek asylum in Norway don’t need protection but rather lack a care person in Afghanistan or seek a better economic future. Click here to read more (external link).