The preliminary results of a Norwegian-led study in Guinea indicate that the first effective Ebola vaccine may have been successfully developed. ‘An effective vaccine would be a significant breakthrough in the fight against Ebola, and would be invaluable for the affected countries and the international community as a whole,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘Norway joins in the unanimous international criticism of yesterday’s decision by the Israeli Government authorising the construction of up to 800 new housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. This is incompatible with the support Israel has declared for a two-state solution, and casts doubt once again on the Netanyahu Government’s commitment to the peace process,’ said Minister of...

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‘I welcome today’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. This historic agreement will benefit the international community, the Middle East and Iran. It will also pave the way for closer political and economic contact with Iran,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘Due to the crisis in Syria, around three million children and young people no longer have access to schooling. More than half of a million of them are refugees in Lebanon. We are now providing an additional NOK 75 million for education for these refugees, which brings Norway’s total contribution for these efforts to NOK 120 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafza...

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‘I condemn today’s terrorist attack in Sousse in Tunisia. Once again, ruthless terrorists have carried out a brutal attack on civilians in the country. Our thoughts go to all those who have lost their loved ones,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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