Members of the Taliban are meeting Western officials in Norway for the first talks in Europe since the group took control of Afghanistan.
The talks, set to last three days, will cover human rights and the humanitarian crisis in the country.
The UN says 95% of Afghans do not have enough to eat.
A number of protests have taken place in Europe with critics claiming the Taliban should not be rewarded with the meetings.
On Sunday, members of the Taliban met human rights activists but the details of those discussions have not been revealed.