Klima- og miljøminister Espen Barth Eide

Syria crisis demands continued attention

Press release 27/05/2024

‘The crisis in Syria must not be forgotten, even at a time of many ongoing conflicts and wars. 90 per cent of the Syrian population live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Norway will therefore provide NOK 500 million in support to the work by our partners in Syria in 2024,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

Kvinne i hvit skjorte og mørk jakke bak talerstol. Blå bakgrunn med riksløve.

Restricting the possibilities of entry for Russian citizens

Press release 23/05/2024

The government is now further restricting the opportunity for entry to Norway for the purpose of tourism. The change will be in effect as of 29 May.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide and Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre at a press cconference.

Norway recognises Palestine as a state

Press release 22/05/2024

‘The Norwegian Government has decided that Norway will recognise Palestine as a state. In the midst of a war, with tens of thousands killed and injured, we must keep alive the only alternative that offers a political solution for Israelis and Palestinians alike: Two states, living side by side, in peace and security,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Grått kartutsnitt av Europa med Ukraina framhevet i blått.

Attack on Ukraine

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022. On this page you will find content about the war in Ukraine and its consequences for Norway.

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