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Norway invitations Taliban delegation for talks on Human rights, different points

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In the midst of Afghanistan’s deteriorating humanitarian disaster, a Taliban delegation led by performing Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi started three days of discussions with Western authorities officers and Afghan civil society teams in Oslo in Norway on Sunday. The Taliban delegation was invited by the Norwegian govt to carry talks on varied points.
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry stated on Friday that it has invited representatives of the Taliban to Oslo for a go to from January 23 to 25. However, the government clarified that it doesn’t suggest recognition of the Taliban govt in Afghanistan. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt stated, “It does not in any way imply any recognition of the coup that took place. We will make strong demands on the Taliban, but we do not know if they will implement them afterwards.”
According to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, “the Taliban will meet representatives of Norwegian authorities and officials from a number of Ally nations” for dialogue on the humanitarian scenario in Afghanistan and human rights. The ministry didn’t affirm who can be there, however Norwegian each day VG stated that Britain, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States can be among the many allies.
Reportedly, discussions on ladies’ training and girls’s rights shall be high of the agenda within the discussions. Taliban has enormously curtailed the rights of ladies in Afghanistan, and Norwegian govt will demand to revive them.
Taliban authorities spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has stated they’re making strikes to satisfy the requests of western nations. He stated, “The Islamic Emirate has taken steps to meet the demands of the Western world and we hope to strengthen our relations through diplomatic ways with all countries, including the European countries and the West in general, and to transform the atmosphere of war, which we had previously, into a peaceful situation.”
The Taliban delegation arrived in Oslo on a non-public jet reportedly paid for by the government of Norway. They have been additionally joined by Anas Haqqani, the chief of the Sunni Islamist terrorist group Haqqani Network. However, residents in Osolo protested towards the go to, and questioned why their govt invited an organisation that’s blacklisted by the USA.
#taliban delegation on the way in which to #norway to in a non-public jet to speak about way forward for #afghanistan and situation of human rights pic.twitter.com/v7VqjD7fzH— Afshin Ismaeli (@Afshin_Ismaeli) January 22, 2022
Anas Haqqani a member of IEA delegation arrived at Soria Moria lodge in Oslo tonight. #Afghanistan #Taliban pic.twitter.com/pdpOnJip3U— Afshin Ismaeli (@Afshin_Ismaeli) January 22, 2022
Following a stalemate on the battlefront, the Taliban reclaimed management of Afghanistan in August because the US and overseas troops initiated their remaining departure from the nation. The journey marks the primary time that Taliban leaders are assembly different governments in Europe for the reason that group took management of the nation in August. They had already visited Russia, Iran, Qatar, Pakistan, China, and Turkmenistan.
The humanitarian scenario in Afghanistan has deteriorated significantly since August. International help has come to a halt, and the US has blocked the Afghan central financial institution’s belongings price $9.5 billion (£7 billion). Muttaqi is anticipated to emphasise the Taliban’s demand that the US and different Western nations launch the frozen funds throughout the talks.
According to a press release launched by the US State Department, a US delegation led by Special Representative for Afghanistan Tom West will talk about the formation of a consultant political system, responses to pressing humanitarian and financial crises, safety and counterterrorism issues, and human rights, notably training for women and girls.
According to the United Nations, hunger presently scares 23 million Afghans, or 55 p.c of the inhabitants, and the federal government wants $4.4 billion from donor nations this yr to resolve the meals disaster.