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PublishDate: Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:10

IEA delegation arrives in Norway for humanitarian talks

Representatives of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) arrived in Norway on Saturday (January 22) for three days of talks due to start on Sunday (January 23) on how to alleviate a humanitarian crisis.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Millions of Afghans have been plunged deeper into poverty since last year’s IEA takeover, which resulted in disruption to and deteriorating food security.

The representatives will meet Norwegian authorities as well as diplomats from several other countries from January 23 to January 25.

“These meetings do not represent a legitimisation or recognition of the Taliban [IEA]. But we must talk to the de facto authorities in the country,” Norwegian Foreign Minister Huitfeldt said in a statement.

According to the Norwegian foreign ministry, meetings will also take place between the IEA delegation and Afghan civil society members, including women leaders, , and “individuals working to safeguard and address humanitarian, economic, social and political issues”.

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