Foreign ministry of Norway releasing a statement announced that Norway has invited Taliban representatives to Oslo on January 23–25/ 2022 for meetings with Norwegian authorities and representatives of the international community, as well as with other Afghans from a range of field within civil society.
“We are extremely concerned about the grave situation in Afghanistan, where millions of people are facing a full-blown humanitarian disaster. In order to be able to help the civilian population in Afghanistan, it is essential that both the international community and Afghans from various parts of society engage in dialogue with the Taliban. We will be clear about our expectations of the Taliban, particularly as regards girls’ education and human rights, such as women’s right to participate in society,” said minister of foreign affairs of Norway, Anniken Huitfeldt.
In Oslo, Taliban are going to meet representatives of the Norwegian authorities and officials of some countries as well as Afghans with background from a range of fields as women leaders, journalists, and those working to safeguard human rights.
Huitfeldt added the meetings do not represent a legitimization or recognition of Taliban. But they are going to talk Taliban’s representatives. Huitfeldt reiterated that they cannot allow the political situation to lead Afghanistan to an even worse humanitarian disaster.
Five months after Taliban’s domination no country has recognized them yet.