The Taliban Just Holds Its First Talks in Europe Since the Afghanistan Coup


he Taliban Just Holds Its First Talks in Europe Since the Afghanistan Coup
International special representatives and Taliban representatives are seated ahead of a meeting in Oslo, Norway. 

Oslo, Norway - The Taliban and western diplomats have begun their first functionary addresses in Europe since they took over control of Afghanistan in August. 


 The unrestricted- door meetings were taking place at a hostel in the snow- limited mountains above the Norwegian capital. 

Taliban representatives will be certain to press their demand that nearly$ 10 billion firmed by the United States and other Western countries be released as Afghanistan faces a precarious philanthropic situation. 

 A Taliban functionary on Sunday said that three days of addresses with Western officers in Oslo were"a step to legitimize (the) Afghan government". (Associated Press) 


 Ahead of the addresses, western diplomats met with Afghan women’s rights activists and mortal rights protectors to about their demands and assessment of the current situation on the ground. The meeting was attended by representatives of the EU, theU.S., Britain, France, Italy and hosts Norway. 

 Standing silent as attendees gathered, women's rights activist Heda Khamoush, who lives in Kabul, held up the prints of Tamana Zaryabi Paryani and Parwana Ibrahimkhel, two women arrested by the Taliban last week following ananti-Taliban kick against the mandatory Islamic headscarf, or hijab, for women. They'ven't been seen since. 


 Rejecting the blameworthiness the Taliban had kidnapped them, Azam said he was “ not apprehensive of that” and suggested activists may be using this event to seek shelter. 

 The three- day addresses opened on Sunday with direct meetings between the Taliban and civil society representatives. 


 On Monday the Taliban's acting foreign minister spoke to journalists, saying meetings with Afghanistan's civil society weren't a concession, but rather a formative exchange. The country's new autocrats have been sprucely blamed for their heavy-handed approach to security, dispersing women protesters with pepper spray and blasting in the air, bogarting and and beating intelligencers and coming in the night to arrestanti-government demonstrators. 

 The Taliban have been blamed for establishing an interim Press that's each-manly and each-Taliban. Utmost are ethnical Pashtuns. Consecutive Afghan associations as well as the transnational community have prompted the Taliban to open the government tonon-Taliban, as well as a strong caching of ethnical and religious nonages and women. 


 Muttaqi said utmost of the civil retainers who have returned to work are from the former government and about women are working in the health and education sectors. There has been no decision yet he said on further women in the government work force. 

 “ We haven't dismissed anyone,"he said. “ This is progress, but of course it isn't enough.” 


 Addresses with European andU.S. representatives were anticipated to cover everything from education to philanthropic aid to lesser inclusivity. 

 Muttaqi said he'd a communication to Afghans and the transnational community 


 “ Our communication is that after 40 times of war Afghans are in peace. War is ended and now is the time for progress and profitable exertion... We want Afghans to be happy after all those times of suffering. We want good relations with the world, with our neighboring countries, with the European countries... We've had good results and progress in our meetings."

 Women’s rights activist Mahbouba Seraj conceded the progress made. “ Yes, they were harkening. I should say that,"she said Monday morning."We gave them a paper. We asked them what we wanted. They took it. They were veritably, veritably cordial about it.” 


 The addresses come at a pivotal time for Afghanistan as indurating temperatures are compounding misery from the downcast curl that has come with the fall of theU.S.- backed government and the Taliban preemption. 

 Aid groups and transnational agencies estimate about 23 million people, further than half the country, face severe hunger and nearly 9 million are on the point of starvation. People have resorted to dealing effects to buy food, burning cabinetwork for warmth and indeed dealing their children. The United Nations has managed to give some liquidity and allowed the Taliban administration to pay for significances, including electricity. 


 Faced with the Taliban’s request for finances, Western powers are likely to put the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan high on their docket, along with the West’s recreating demand for the Taliban administration to partake power with Afghanistan’s nonage ethnical and religious groups. 

 Since sweeping to power inmid-August, the Taliban have assessed wide restrictions, numerous of them directed at women. Women have been banned from numerous jobs outside the health and education fields, their access to education has been confined beyond sixth grade and they've been ordered to wear the hijab. The Taliban have, still, stopped suddenly of assessing the burqa, which was mandatory when they preliminarily ruled Afghanistan in the 1990s. 


 The Taliban have decreasingly targeted Afghanistan’s beleaguered rights groups, as well as intelligencers, detaining and occasionally beating TV crews covering demonstrations. 

 In a tweet Monday theU.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Tom West ate addresses between Taliban and the country's civil society representatives and said “ we will continue clear-eyed tactfulness with the Taliban regarding our enterprises and our abiding interest in a stable, rights- esteeming and inclusive Afghanistan.” 

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