No longer taken seriously: Canada shut out of Western allies’ talks with the Taliban in Norway
Globe & Mail: "Canada was not invited to attend meetings earlier this week with a Taliban delegation in Norway, where Western diplomats from several allied countries joined in a discussion about human rights and Afghanistan’s worsening humanitarian crisis.
"The closed-door meetings, which began on Sunday, spanned three days and marked the first official talks with the Taliban in Europe since the extremist group took control of Afghanistan in August. Representatives from the United States, Britain, Germany, Italy, Norway and the European Union attended. Independent humanitarian organizations were also included."