The Norwegian Government was among the main sponsors of the 7th International Conference of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (SEE7), which took place in Tehran 18 – 21 May. The conference put special emphasis on Urban Earthquake Risk Management, in order to highlight the necessity for further research in this important area.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tehran proudly presents ‘A Joint Exhibition from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland’ in the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran from June 7 – 16, 2015.

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‘The conflict in eastern Ukraine is affecting almost as many people as the entire population of Norway. There is an acute need for protection, shelter, medical assistance, food and water. Norway is increasing its support, and it is important that other countries also do their part,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who is meeting internally displaced people in eastern Ukraine today.

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The Pakistani authorities have confirmed reports that Norway’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Leif Holger Larsen, has died in a helicopter crash in the country.

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The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament, visited Tehran 5 – 6 May 2015. Iran is a key country for the political development in the Middle East. The visit provided the Norwegian parliamentarians with important insights in the tense political situation of the region, with a special emphasis on the developments in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, as well...

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Chairman of the National Development Fund of Iran Safdar Hosseini said the fund’s officials are eager to collaborate with other national wealth funds across the world, a move he hopes can help attract more foreign investment. As an example, he said, NDFI officials are now ready to cooperate with the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund. “We should take advantage of the Norwegian expertise in running...

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