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  • Important agreement reached by Israeli and Palestinian authorities

    2016-09-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I would like to congratulate both parties on reaching agreement on the collection of electricity payments. This is the most extensive agreement between Israeli and Palestinian authorities for a very long time. Both parties have shown a willingness

  • Important to Abide Cessation of Hostilities plan for Syria

    2016-09-10 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The US and Russia have agreed on a plan for nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria. ‘I welcome this urgently needed agreement. This is a long sought after chance that the world community cannot afford to miss. I encourage all parties to work

  • Norway condemns North Korea’s nuclear test

    2016-09-09 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway condemns the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today. ‘The DPRK has once again defied a united international community by carrying out a fifth nuclear test,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • Intensifying efforts to promote gender equality and women's rights

    2016-09-02 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Gender equality and women's rights are key to promoting development. A new era requires new answers, and we are now modernising our approach to these issues. I am therefore pleased to present a new ambitious Action Plan for Women's Rights and

  • Change among the political advisers

    2016-09-01 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 1 September 2016 appointed Mr. Bård Ludvig Thorheim as political adviser to Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. He succeeds Mr. Peder Weidemann Egseth, who has returned to the Conservative Party’s

  • Telephone conversation between Prime Minister Solberg and Prime Minister May

    2016-08-31 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg had a telephone conversation today with her British counterpart, Theresa May. The topics they discussed included Brexit and post-Brexit bilateral relations between Norway and the UK.

  • Starting the 24th licencing round - Invitation to nominations of blocks

    2016-08-29 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Government hereby invites oil companies to nominate blocks for the 24th licencing round on the Norwegian continental shelf. The numbered licencing rounds cover frontier areas opened for petroleum activities, with the greatest potential for large

  • Tightening of immigration rules

    2016-08-26 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Several of the legislative amendments adopted by the Storting in June are now being implemented, and more will enter into force this autumn.

  • Breakthrough in Philippine peace process

    2016-08-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'In the course of a few days, the parties in the Philippine peace process have reached agreement on issues that have blocked progress for many years. The agreement to recommend amnesties and a ceasefire is a breakthrough. It is also of crucial

  • Historic agreement on final peace deal in Colombia

    2016-08-25 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Colombian government and the FARC announced today that they have come to agreement on a final peace accord. The accord concludes more than four years of negotiations. The armed conflict, which has persisted for five decades, has claimed more

  • Philippine peace talks in Oslo

    2016-08-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Philippine government and the Communist movement NDFP are coming to Oslo to resume formal peace negotiations in a conflict which has been running for 47 years. We are very committed to offering our support in this process,' said Minister of

  • World Humanitarian Day – enormous unmet needs

    2016-08-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2016, I want to draw attention to the crises that often overlooked and underfunded. The Government is therefore increasing Norway's humanitarian funding for the crises in South Sudan and Yemen by NOK 60 million.

  • Norway concerned by arrests of activists in Azerbaijan

    2016-08-18 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The arrest of several people with links to the opposition, including Natiq Jafarli of the Republican Alternative movement, gives cause for concern,’ said State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tore Hattrem.

  • Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment to visit DRC rainforest

    2016-08-17 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen, will visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) next week.

  • Report: Bilateral relations strengthened under the EEA and Norway Grants

    2016-08-16 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The EEA and Norway Grants are an effective tool for strengthening relations between Norway and the beneficiary countries, an independent evaluation has concluded.

  • White paper on the role of the oceans in foreign and development policy

    2016-08-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'While the global importance of the oceans continues to increase, their sustainability is coming under threat. As a maritime nation, Norway can play a leading role in the vital efforts to safeguard the oceans through international cooperation. We

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2016-08-15 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Rikard Gaarder Knudsen as political adviser to Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen for the period 15 August to 23 October 2016, while Ms. Toril Reynolds is acting state

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2016-08-15 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Toril Reynolds, political adviser, as acting state secretary to Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen for the period 15 August - 23 October 2016, during the leave of absence of

  • Civilians in Aleppo in desperate need of help

    2016-08-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations' appeal for a pause in hostilities. Norway supports the humanitarian

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2016-08-12 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Ms. Birgitte Jordahl from her office as state secretary to Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.