Photo: Ramon Espinosa, AP.Photo: Ramon Espinosa, AP

‘I am very pleased that the parties to the conflict have now reached agreement on the key issue in the negotiations: laying down of arms and a definitive bilateral ceasefire and end of hostilities. After nearly four years of tough negotiations, we are now finally approaching an end to this conflict,’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said.

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Yesterday, Monday 20 June, marked the World Refugee Day 2016. The newly released UNHCR Global Trends report finds 65.3 million people, or one person in 113, were displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution in 2015.

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Norway and the US are joining forces in a further initiative to support mine clearance, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Wednesday.

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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Political consultations between Norway and Iran are currently taking place in Oslo.

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In 2015, Norway exported arms and military equipment for just over NOK 3 billion. This is an increase of four per cent from 2014.

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