In surprise visit, Norway’s ex-PM meets separatist leaders in J&K

Mirwaiz said Bondevik told them that this “is a stage when India and Pakistan need assistance because there has been no forward movement (between the two countries) for four, five years”.

Former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, under whom Norway negotiated peace between the Sri Lankan government and LTTE rebels, paid a surprise visit to top separatist leaders in Srinagar on Friday. His visit comes days after India and Pakistan decided to develop the Kartarpur corridor.