Frode Berg was handed over to the Norwegian authorities in Lithuania at 11:00 today (Norwegian time). Mr Berg will return home to Norway and will be reunited with his family.
‘We are very pleased that Frode Berg will now be able to return to Norway as a free man. I would like to thank the Lithuanian authorities for their cooperation and for the work they have done to ensure that Mr Berg could be released,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
‘The time Frode Berg has spent in prison has put a great strain on him and his family. We have worked systematically to get Mr Berg home ever since his arrest,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Notes for editors:
The Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs will be available to answer questions from the media this evening in the press room at the Government Guest House. The exact time will be given later. Media representatives who wish to cover this story should bring their press card and an ID card with a photo.
Press contacts for the Prime Minister:
- State Secretary Rune Alstadsæter, tel. + 47 91 55 84 19, email: [email protected]
- Head of Communications Anne Kristin Hjukse, tel. +47 99 21 46 10, email: [email protected].
Press contact for the Foreign Minister:
- Head of Communications Trude Måseide, tel. +47 95 72 65 10, email: [email protected]