Representatives of Taliban and Afghan authorities have recently in secret participated in a seminar for peace mediation in Oslo, public broadcaster NRK reports. These seminars are arranged by the Norwegian Defence College (Forsvarets Høgskole). Participants come from all parts of the world.According to NRK, the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs has refused to comment on the story.
– This is an International course. We have made an agreement with all the participants not to comment on their presence here, says spokesperson Veslemøy Lothe Salvesen to NRK.
– Whether or to they just needed to meet in a neutral place, or wanted to learn how to proceed, this is good news, says Afghan expert Kate Clark.