Photo: @NorwayMFA / Twitter.Photo: @NorwayMFA / Twitter

‘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 importance that the whole of the communist movement National Democratic Front of the Philippines is now represented here in Oslo,’ said Minister of Forei...

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President of NHO, Tore Ulstein, congratulates Ambassador Aud Lise Norheim with receiving the Ambassador Award 2016
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Photo: Katarina Sætersdal / NHO.

Ambassador Aud Lise Norheim has just received the Ambassador Award from The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) for her outstanding engagement in promoting Norwegian businesses. “I am very proud and happy to receive this award, and I see it as recognition for the great work the Embassy and Norwegian businesses do in Iran. This award is a great encouragement to continue those efforts” sa...

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Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende together with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen / UD.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Mr. Borge Brende visited Iran August 17th to meet President Rohani, Foreign Minister Zarif, Parliament President Larijani and other Iranian officials. In the meetings, Brende urged further promotion of Tehran-Oslo ties following the implementation of the nuclear deal. He also discussed regional issues, the fight against terrorism and human rights during the daylong...

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende visits Santi Fernando Central Elementary School in the Philippines. 
Photo: Astrid Sehl / Utenriksdepartementet.

‘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 Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘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. South Sudan and Yemen are two of the most underfunded humanitarian crises in the world today,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Aleppo, Syria. 
Photo: IHH, Humanitarian Relief Foundation.

‘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 actors in Aleppo and the surrounding regions. If access is now granted, Norway will increase this support,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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