Støre ‘negotiating with terrorists’ / News / The Foreigner

Støre ‘negotiating with terrorists’. Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store has said that the time is ripe to open negotiations with the banned Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab in Somalia. “A hunger disaster of this magnitude in Somalia makes it necessary to enter into a dialogue with al-Shabaab” he told Dagsavisen yesterday. “So far, there has been no contact-line against groups like al-Shabaab, which apparently are in control in parts of the country that has been hit hard. I believe we now have to reconsider.”

jonasgahrstore, al-shabaabnegotiations



The Foreigner Logo

The Foreigner is an online publication for English speakers living or who have an interest in Norway. Whether it’s a glimpse of news or entertainment you’re after, there’s no need to leave your linguistic armchair. You don’t need to cry over the demise of the English pages of Aftenposten.no, The Foreigner is here!

Norske nyheter på engelsk fra Norge. The Foreigner er en engelskspråklig internett avis for de som bor eller som er interessert i Norge.

Google+ Twitter Facebook RSS RSS

10:11:28 — Friday, 31st October, 2014

News Article

LATEST:

Støre ‘negotiating with terrorists’

Published on Thursday, 21st July, 2011 at 16:45 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store has said that the time is ripe to open negotiations with the banned Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

Jonas Gahr Støre
Jonas Gahr Støre
Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Flickr


“A hunger disaster of this magnitude in Somalia makes it necessary to enter into a dialogue with al-Shabaab” he told Dagsavisen yesterday.

“So far, there has been no contact-line against groups like al-Shabaab, which apparently are in control in parts of the country that has been hit hard. I believe we now have to reconsider.”

Al-Shabaab is the hardline Islamist group that took control of parts of Somalia after the country’s government effectively collapsed in the early 1990s. Although the government retains control of most of the capital, Mogadishu, the majority of the country is ruled under Sharia law by Islamic extremists.

Humanitarian conditions in Somalia are amongst the worst in the world, with Norwegian media facing criticism for not reporting this.



Like this article? Show your appreciation.

Published on Thursday, 21st July, 2011 at 16:45 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

This post has the following tags: jonasgahrstore, al-shabaabnegotiations.


Leave a Comment

Please refrain from link dropping, keywords, offensive words or spamming. Comments are moderated, we reserve the right not to publish your comment.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Using a mobile to view this page? Click here to view our mobile optimised version.

Support the ForeignerMoney

If you enjoyed this article, please consider supporting the Foreigner by donating using Pay Pal or credit/debit card.

Donate icon



  
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!