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  • Changes among the political advisers

    2018-11-16 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 19 November 2018 appointed Mr. Kristoffer Aardal Hanssen as political adviser to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Monica Mæland.

  • Norway strengthens relations with Georgia

    2018-11-13 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Georgia is an important partner for Norway. For many years, Georgia has shown itself to be a reform leader in the region, and we are now looking forward to establishing a Norwegian embassy in Tbilisi,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen

  • Sri Lanka – political situation

    2018-11-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Statement on Sri Lanka from Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Government of Norway nominates Minister Helleland as candidate to become next President of the World Anti-Doping Agency

    2018-11-09 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and her Government have announced their nomination of Linda Helleland, the Norwegian Minister of Children and Equality, to succeed Sir Craig Reedie as President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

  • Export licences to Saudi Arabia

    2018-11-09 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘We have decided that, in the current situation, no new licences are to be granted for exports of defence-related products or dual-use items for military use to Saudi Arabia. We stopped processing new applications some time ago, pending this

  • Norway to open embassy in Georgia

    2018-11-09 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has decided to open an embassy in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi.

  • Norway supports establishment of marine protected areas in Antarctica

    2018-11-08 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway supports the establishment of a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea, as well as the establishment of MPAs in other parts of Antarctica. It is not correct that Norway voted against a proposal on protection of the Weddell Sea, as some

  • Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide visits South Sudan

    2018-11-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am in Juba to show my support for the new peace agreement and the vital humanitarian efforts in South Sudan. A great responsibility now lies with the parties to comply with the agreement and build peace. Norway is increasing its support for

  • World leaders pledge US$1 billion to transform health and nutrition of world’s poorest women, children and adolescents

    2018-11-06 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman Every Child today announced US$1.005 billion in contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire the European Commission, Denmark, Germany,

  • Article from hi.no: – We must act now to protect our oceans for the future

    2018-11-06 News story Government.no

    At the conference on the oceans in Bergen, marine scientists from all over the world will sit down together. The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg believes that it is high time to turn words into actions to ensure that our oceans remain pure and

  • Defence ministers meet in Oslo

    2018-11-06 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The security challenges in our surrounding areas and the further development of our defence cooperation is on the agenda when the Northern European defence ministers meet in Oslo 13-14th of November. Norway holds the chairmanship in the Nordic

  • On the elections in the self-proclaimed "people's republics" in Donetsk and Luhansk

    2018-11-05 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - Norway calls for the announced elections to be cancelled. Any such elections are entirely illegitimate and will undermine efforts to achieve peace in eastern Ukraine. Norway urges all sides to comply with their Minsk commitments and reiterates its

  • International conference on health in developing countries

    2018-11-01 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Representatives of almost 20 countries will be gathering in Oslo on 6 November to take part in the first replenishment event of the Global Financing Facility (GFF). The aim is to mobilise funding to increase investment in maternal and child health

  • Joint Nordic foreign ministers’ Statement on Incident in Denmark

    2018-10-31 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'It is important that the Nordic countries stand shoulder to shoulder, when faced with threats against our societes', the foreign ministers of the Nordic countries say in a joint statement after the recent foiled assassination plot in Denmark.

  • Norwegian diplomat Geir O. Pedersen to be new UN Special Envoy for Syria

    2018-10-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am very pleased that the UN Secretary-General has given one of our foremost diplomats the important task of leading the UN’s efforts in forging an inclusive and credible political solution in Syria,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2018-10-26 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 30 December 2018 appointed Mr. Fredrik Tronhuus as political adviser to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie. Mr. Tronhuus is acting in the same position.

  • Prime Minister and Defence Minister visits NATO exercise Trident Juncture

    2018-10-26 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen will visit the military exercise Trident Juncture at Røros and Rena Saturday 27 october. Sunday 28th Norway’s Defence Minister will visit Swedish Forces in Røros area together

  • New ambassadors from Israel, Sudan, Armenia and Gambia

    2018-10-25 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 25 October 2018.

  • Agreement on mutual rights to aquire seismic data

    2018-10-25 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, Minister of Petroleum and Energy Mr. Kjell-Børge Freiberg and his Russian colleague, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Mr. Dmitry Kobylkin signed an agreement on mutual rights to seismic aquisition in the Barents Sea.

  • Information for the press: Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide to visit Indonesia

    2018-10-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide is one of the main speakers at this year’s Our Ocean conference, which will be held in Bali on 29-30 October. In her speech, she will formally launch Norway as host for Our Ocean in Oslo in 2019. Prior

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