Oslo Forum

Context:  Taliban representatives met with Indian and Pakistani special envoys and officials amongst a number of international diplomats, in an effort by the Norwegian Government to break the impasse in talks on the sidelines of a peace conference in Oslo. About Oslo Forum:
  • The Oslo Forum is a series of retreats for international conflict mediators, high-level decision-makers, and other peace process actors.
  • It provides a discreet and informal space to reflect on current mediation practice, collaborate across institutional and conceptual divides and advance negotiations.
  • This is the first time India and Pakistan were invited to a European country for the talks.
  • This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Forum.
  • The Forum is co-hosted by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD).
  • All discussions are confidential and take place under the Chatham House Rule.
News Source: The Hindu

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