State Secretary of Norway, Eivind Vad Petersson, in an interview with Dagbladet referring to the killing of Al Zawahiri in Kabul said, “the fact that Zawahri was in Kabul is a sign that there is still contact between the Taliban and al-Qaeda despite the Taliban’s promises not to let Afghanistan become a haven for international terrorist organizations.”
“Developments in Afghanistan are going the wrong way, especially when it comes to human rights. Women’s and girls’ rights are one example – from schooling to dressing requirements. Although we are not surprised, we are disappointed by the Taliban,” Petersson said
He added that the Taliban made them disappointed because the al-Qaeda leader Al Zawahiri was in Kabul and killed there.
The news comes as despite all criticism Norway hosted a meeting with the presence of Taliban’s delegation back in January.