‘I urge the parties to the conflict in Gaza to call an immediate halt to the hostilities and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire, as called for by the Security Council. The suffering that is being inflicted on the civilian population is disproportionate and intolerable, and it must be stopped,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photo: FM Brende discuss Gaza Crisis with Palestinian President Abbas in Doha, Qatar 21 July.

‘I am appalled by the violence in Gaza over the last days, which is affecting large numbers of civilians, including large numbers of children who have been killed or seriously wounded under Israeli attacks. I strongly condemn this use of violence,’ 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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The municipality of Tehran convened a tree planting ceremony on 17th March. The Major of Tehran Dr. Qalibaf in welcoming guests from the international community said that the ceremony was convened just before the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) to underline that the Nowruz gives new life, gives new hope. Environmental challenges faced today has to be addressed and planting trees and preserving forest...

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On the occasion of the 35 th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution Chargé d’affaires Trygve Vold met HE President Rohani in a ceremony at Sa’d Abad. Mr. Vold congratulated the President on the successful start of his presidency, and conveyed best wishes and hope for constructive cooperation between Iran and Norway in the future.

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