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Afghanistan's Taliban have started its first talks in Europe since takeover

Added 01-24-22 06:07:02am EST - “Taliban representatives will be certain to press their demand that nearly $10 billion frozen by the United States be released as Afghanistan faces a precarious humanitarian situation.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Afghanistan's Taliban have started its first talks in Europe since takeover”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Special Representative for Afghanistan Nigel Casey, right, shakes hands with Taliban representative Amir Khan Muttaqi, centre, ahead of a meeting, in Oslo, Norway, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. Stian Lysberg Solum/AP hide caption

Special Representative for Afghanistan Nigel Casey, right, shakes hands with Taliban representative Amir Khan Muttaqi, centre, ahead of a meeting, in Oslo, Norway, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

OSLO, Norway — The Taliban and western diplomats have began their first official talks in Europe since they took over control of Afghanistan in August.

The closed-door meetings were taking place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian capital. Taliban representatives will be certain to press their demand that nearly $10 billion frozen by the United States and other Western countries be released as Afghanistan faces a precarious humanitarian situation.

"We are requesting them to unfreeze Afghan assets and not punish ordinary Afghans because of the political discourse," said Taliban delegate Shafiullah Azam on Sunday night. "Because of the starvation, because of the deadly winter, I think it's time for the international community to support Afghans, not punish them because of their political disputes."

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