In response to the growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Western officials met in Norway with ministers of the Islamist Taliban's interim administration.
While the Western side is demanding an improvement in the human rights situation as a condition of support, the Taliban side is expected to demand the unfreezing of overseas assets, and the focus will be on how far both sides can come together.
Acting Foreign Minister Muttaki of the Taliban interim administration in Afghanistan, at the invitation of the Norwegian government, visited Europe for the first time since the reinstatement in August last year, and exchanged opinions with Afghan human rights activists who had fled the country in the capital Oslo on the 23rd. I did.
And on the 24th, we talked with the West Special Representative of the United States and the people in charge of the United Kingdom, Germany, etc. over the response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
Although the meeting was held privately, Acting Foreign Minister Muttaki said, "We were able to discuss humanitarian aid and economic activities with Western countries. Our representatives in fields such as education and economics each presented suggestions and with each country. I shared the information. "
The meeting is scheduled to continue on the 25th, and while the Western side is demanding improvement of the human rights situation as a condition of support, the Taliban side is unfreezing foreign assets to solve problems such as humanitarian crisis. The focus is on how far both sides can come together.Keywords: