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  • The Foreign Minister on terror in Borno, Nigeria

    News story Date: 29/11/2020

    'I am appalled and deeply concerned about news from Borno, Nigeria. Death toll continues to rise after the horrific massacre on Saturday. Norway strongly condemns terrorism and attacks on civilians', said the Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • The Foreign Minister on the situation in Tigray, Ethiopia

    News story Date: 29/11/2020

    'It is urgent to open transport and communication lines to Tigray, Ethiopia. The UN and humanitarian actors must have safe and unhindered access to the civilian population. Embassies need access to provide consular services to their citizens'. said the Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Statement by Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide on the situation in Tigray

    News story Date: 28/11/2020

    'Reports on fighting in Mekelle are of grave concern. Together with the international community, not least the African Union, we urge the parties to show restraint and protect civilians', says Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Web TV A policy for growth and stability – for the people in the north and for the whole country

    Press release Date: 27/11/2020

    Ensuring that North Norway is a strong, vibrant region is important not only for the north, but also for the country as a whole. This is the message of the eight Government ministers who presented the new white paper on Norway’s Arctic policy today.

  • Changes in the travel advice for certain hospital districts in Finland

    Press release Date: 26/11/2020

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against non-essential travel to the following hospital districts in Finland: the Central Finland Hospital District, North Karelia Hospital District, Pirkanmaa Hospital District and Päijät-Häme Hospital District.

  • Support for peace, stabilisation and development efforts in Afghanistan

    Press release Date: 25/11/2020

    ‘As one the world’s poorest countries, Afghanistan will continue to be an important partner for Norwegian development assistance. Norway will maintain a high level of aid until the end of 2024, and has allocated approximately NOK 650 million to development assistance and humanitarian support in 2021. The level and disbursement of our support will be determined based on the Afghan government’s efforts against corruption, among other factors. Satisfactory progress in the peace process is important’ said the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

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