The Saturday demonstration came following a series of recent attacks against Jewish citizens in Europe. A group of Norwegian Muslims organized the event in a show of solidarity with the country’s Jewish community, forming what they described as a Peace Ring around the Jewish synagogue. Jews are a tiny Norwegian minority with a population of only 1,500. There are only two Synagogues in No

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The Secretary General of Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Wegger Chr. Strømmen, visited Iran between 15 and 19 February 2015. Strømmen was in Tehran as head of the Norwegian Delegation to the fifth round of bilateral consultations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Norway. The Secretary General’s visit was also a follow up of Foreign Minister Børge Brende’s successful visit to Iran in November...

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Photo: Marta B. Haga/UD.

Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2015-18.

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Photo: Director Tonje Hessen Schei in the middle (Mikkel Sandemose).

Norwegian director Tonje Hessen Schei’s film awarded as The Most Valuable Film of the Year at the Berlinale

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The Ambassador met with Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs, Elham Aminzadeh. They discussed a broad range of issues of mutual interest and areas to expand Norwegian-Iranian relations. Among the issues discussed was the status of women and the importance of increasing women’s participation in politics and on the labour market. They also touched upon the ongoing negotations between Iran and...

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Congratulations to the Saryazd Citadel for being awarded the UNESCOs Award of Distinction. The impressive restoration of the Citadel has rescued an isolated desert complex.

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