Talks with Taliban in Oslo enter final day with bilateral format

Oslo, Jan 25 (PTI) The last day of talks between Taliban and Western diplomats began with a bilateral-level meeting with Norwegian government officials in Oslo. The key point in this dialogue is the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

It is noteworthy that the three-day talks began with a meeting with the Taliban and civil society representatives of Afghanistan on Sunday, followed by multilateral talks on Monday with Western diplomats including representatives of the European Union, the US, Britain, France, Italy and host Norway. were involved. Bilateral talks between all parties, including independent humanitarian organizations, are expected on Tuesday.

The closed-door talks, held at a hotel on a snow-capped hillside near the Norwegian capital, are expected to cover topics ranging from education to humanitarian aid and greater inclusivity.

The talks are taking place at a time when the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s capture of Kabul in August have added to the difficult winter for distressed Afghans.

AP Dheeraj Uma


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