Progress Party critical of Taliban visit to Norway: “Islamist terrorist organization”

Christian Tybring-GjeddePhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

The Progress Party’s (FRP) Christian Tybring-Gjedde accused the government of providing legitimacy to the Taliban by inviting them to negotiations in Norway.

In a statement to NTB, he described the Taliban as an “Islamist terrorist organization.” 

“Sometimes, reality surpasses imagination. Norway’s negotiations with the Taliban are one such example. Less than a year after the Taliban began re-establishing their terror regime, the government wants to negotiate with them,” Tybring-Gjedde noted.

He believes it is naive to provide aid to Afghanistan and says the Taliban will find a way to profit off such efforts. 


The Taliban regime is sending a delegation to Norway to negotiate with activists and diplomats. This is the first time this has happened since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan.

The Taliban captured Kabul and seized power in Afghanistan on August 16. Western countries have been reluctant to establish contact with the new regime, but recently there have been diplomatic contacts.

The meeting in Norway will last for three days – Sunday, Monday, and Thursday, the newspaper VG writes.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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