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  • Norway and Benin agree to strengthen cooperation

    2017-04-28 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A governmental delegation from Benin is on a working visit to Norway from 27 to 28 April to boost bilateral relations between the two countries.

  • NOK 550 million to combat youth unemployment in Europe

    2017-04-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway cannot solve the problem of youth unemployment in Europe. But we can help to identify and develop measures that work, and that others can copy,' said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen.

  • 20th anniversary of cooperation to prohibit chemical weapons

    2017-04-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I would like to congratulate the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü on the OPCW's 20th anniversary. Throughout these years, the OPCW has done very important work towards achieving the goal of a

  • Norway increases humanitarian support to Yemen

    2017-04-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The humanitarian situation in Yemen is very dramatic. Immense suffering is being inflicted on the civilian population. Norway is therefore increasing its humanitarian support to Yemen to a total of NOK 212 million in 2017,' said Minister of Foreign

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    A strategy to promote peaceful, innovative and sustainable development in the Arctic

    2017-04-21 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Growth in North Norway is higher than in the rest of the country and benefits Norway as a whole. The Government will step up its overall efforts in the north, to make North Norway one of our most innovative and sustainable regions,’ said Prime

  • The future course of Norwegian foreign and security policy

    2017-04-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence

    The Government will intensify European cooperation and redouble its efforts in unstable areas to the south and east of Europe, while maintaining and further developing its transatlantic cooperation. These are some of the main conclusions in the

  • Intensified Norwegian efforts in fragile states

    2017-04-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government will increase Norway's efforts and presence in unstable countries and areas in Europe's southern neighbourhood. Norway is establishing two new embassies in the region, in Mali and Tunisia.

  • Norway willing to shoulder its share of responsibility for security in Europe

    2017-04-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government intends to put Norway forward for chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2020.

  • New ambassadors from Thailand, Chile and Nicaragua

    2017-04-20 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 20 April 2017.

  • Meeting between Prime Minister Solberg and President Xi Jinping

    2017-04-10 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Prime Minster Erna Solberg today met Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. ‘I told President Xi how much I appreciated the warm reception we have been given during our visit, and the willingness shown to rebuild

  • Government to double support for renewable energy

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Access to renewable energy is crucial for sustainable development and job creation in poor countries. In the white paper on the Sustainable Development Goals and Norwegian development policy, the Government therefore proposes a doubling of its

  • Support for religious minorities doubled

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Few groups are more vulnerable in wars and conflicts than religious minorities. They are subject to severe abuse in several countries. The list is long: ISIL's attacks on the Yazidis in Iraq, the pressure on Christian minorities in the Middle East,

  • Concerted effort to advance the 2030 Agenda in development policy

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The overall aims of Norwegian aid are to fight poverty and alleviate suffering. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are bringing the countries of the world together in a concerted effort to eliminate poverty by 2030. In the white paper on the

  • Norway to provide NOK 2.3 billion to alleviate Syria crisis in 2017

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘This year, Norway will provide at least NOK 2.3 billion in aid to Syria and the neighbouring countries. We are following up our pledges from the London conference in 2016 and giving substantial support to civilians affected by this horrific

  • Troika statement on South Sudan

    2017-03-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

  • New ambassadors from Spain, Namibia, Bahrain and Chad

    2017-03-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 30 March 2017.

  • Norway increases famine response to NOK 673 million

    2017-03-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    More than 20 million people in four countries are on the brink of famine. 'We are facing the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the history of the UN. Nearly 1.4 million children are at risk of starving to death. Norway is therefore increasing its

  • First ever white paper on the place of the oceans in Norwegian foreign and development policy

    2017-03-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Office of the Prime Minister

    'The Government is stepping up its efforts to promote Norway's ocean interests. We intend to make sustainable use of the oceans a global priority,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. This is the first time a Norwegian government has

  • Happy anniversary, Nordic countries!

    2017-03-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Helsinki Treaty - the foundation of Nordic cooperation - was signed 55 years ago today. This anniversary is being celebrated with events and flags flying throughout the region. ‘Strategic Nordic cooperation is absolutely essential,’ said Frank

  • Norway launches innovative learning games for children affected by war and crisis

    2017-03-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway has today launched a new development tool that makes it possible for children to learn to read in areas where schools have been bombed and teachers and families have been forced to flee. With the help of some of the world’s tech giants,