Progress Party wants Foreign Minister Huitfeld to report on Taliban visit to Norwegian parliament

Sveinung Rotevatn - Sylvi ListhaugPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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The Progress Party wants Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) to report on the Tablian visit to the Norwegian parliament (Storting).

“We demand that the Minister of Foreign Affairs come to the Storting. There are many unanswered questions about this very controversial visit that we must get answers to. The FRP wants a review of the entire case,” FRP leader Sylvi Listhaug (FRP) noted in a press release.

Listhaug believes it is unheard of that the Storting was not informed prior to the visit.

Multiple questions

“The government knew who was supposed to come to Norway for 14 days. This was also before the meeting of the Enlarged Foreign Affairs Committee, where the government did not inform (us) about these negotiations.

“I also want to raise the question of how it is possible that the country’s prime minister did not have an overview of which terrorists came to Norway as representatives of the Taliban,” Listhaug said.

She also wants Huitfeldt to explain to the Storting why the Labor Party and the Center Party took the initiative for the Taliban meetings at all.

“It would be natural for the international community to take such an initiative and choose a place that does not contribute to the legitimation of a terrorist organization,” she said.

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

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