The terror organization confirms that it is in Oslo to attend a peacemaker conference at Oslo Forum.
Taliban leaders has traveled to Norway for talks with Afghan authorities, confirms representatives of the Taliban to NBC.
- Our representatives are already in Norway. They will have important meetings with representatives of the Afghan authorities, says a representative of the Taliban in Qatar to the American television channel on condition of anonymity.
Officially Taliban confirms that their representatives are attending a conference in Norway, but denies that there will be talks with the Afghan authorities, according to the Afghan television channel 1TVNews.
The representatives of the Taliban were absent during the opening session of the conference on Tuesday morning. However, both representatives of the Taliban and the Afghan authorities are participating in the scheduled program, and according to TV2 they have already met face to face.
There will be talks of possible peace talks, but both sides have clear requirements that must be met before such negotiations can begin.
- Parts of the talks will be about peace negotiations. Information indicates that there will be senior executives from Taliban present, said Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni, spokesman for the Afghan Foreign Ministry.
The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, confirms that Afghans are attending the annual peacemaker conference. But he would not confirm peace talks or a secret Oslo channel.
- I note that both the representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban confirms that they are present, says Brende to TV2.
Over 100 peacemakers are present at the peacemaker conference at Oslo Forum.
They play football with severed heads, stone women to death and shoot schoolgirls in the head, but to Oslo they are welcome. Dialogue ... it has proven itself time and again to work ... right?
What's next, the Nobel peace prize to Taliban?
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