1/22, 12:20 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Taliban: Talks will 'transform the atmosphere of war'

The Taliban's top spokesman said on Saturday that talks with the West will help to "transform the atmosphere of war (...) into a peaceful situation."

"The Islamic Emirate has taken steps for meeting the demands of the Western world, and we hope to strengthen our relations through diplomacy with all the countries, including European countries and the West in general," Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP.

The dialogue between the Taliban and the West will begin in Oslo this Sunday and address humanitarian and human rights issues. On the other side, Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said on Friday that the meetings were not in the direction of legitimizing or recognizing the group.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JG