Progress Party: Sending aid to Afghanistan means helping out and legitimizing the Taliban

Christian Tybring-GjeddePhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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The Progress Party (FRP) believes that the government’s decision to continue sending aid to Afghanistan helps the Taliban. 

On Wednesday, it became known that Norway would resume aid to Afghanistan, but only through international and non-governmental organizations.

Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) stated that the humanitarian situation in the country has become dramatic after the Taliban takeover, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes.

The FRP believes the decision will help the Taliban – and that, in a long-term perspective, it will build up the group’s legitimacy.

“Even if the assistance is provided through various organizations and the UN, the effect will be that the Taliban will have an easier job of legitimizing the takeover,” FRP foreign policy spokesman, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, stated.

He says the Taliban will be able to maintain their dictatorship with money from Norway.

“Opposition to the Taliban will be reduced, the terrorist organization will be legitimized, and Afghan women and liberal forces in Afghanistan will have an even more difficult everyday life.”

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

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