The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is introducing the principle ‘once military, always military’ into its regulations for the export of defence-related products. This means that products manufactured for military purposes may not be exported without authorisation from the Ministry.

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‘After 50 days of violent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, it is encouraging that a ceasefire agreement has been reached,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘The situation in Iraq has gone from bad to worse in the last few weeks. There are now more than 1.4 million internally displaced people in the country, and the humanitarian situation is extremely difficult. The Norwegian Government is therefore allocating a further NOK 50 million to help those who have been affected by the conflict in Iraq,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Thomas Bruusgaard Høgseth and Trygve Vold

Semnan Wednesday 9 th April. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Semnan government invited donor countries to the opening ceremony of a school for refugees in Mohajereen refugee settlement in Semnan. DHM Thomas Bruusgaard Høgseth and Second Secretary Trygve Vold took part in the ceremony, which was led by Semnan Governor, Mr. Vakili, the head of BAFIA in Semnan, Mr. Alavi, and the head of NRC,...

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Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud leaves Iran this week after only one and a half years in Iran. The ambassador was appointed as Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan late December last year and will now take up this position full time.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi and outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud in a meeting in Tehran on Monday discussed issues related to mutual interests and cooperation. Both underlined the need for the further expansion of bilateral ties. Sarmadi pointed to the Norwegian ambassador’s role during his mission in Tehran of improving bilateral relations and expressed the hope...

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