Ambassador meets ILNA
Last week ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud met the General Manager of Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) Esrafil Ebadati and a number of his staff. The Ambassador was shown around the premises and met journalists and staff. Mr. Ebadati and the ambassador discussed issues most relevant to workers in Iran and Norway and the organizational set up of the workers organisations in both countries. Mr. Ebadati said the hardship created by sanctions on Iran had led to reduced purchase power for Iranian workers and thus following wage demands by Workers House. A new minimum wage has been introduced as well as direct payments, but the high inflation still affects workers negatively. The two also discussed the upcoming elections in both countries.
Nordic Council of Ministers and ECO Secretary Generals meet
During World Economic Forum in Abu Dhabi 18th November Secretary General of Nordic Council of Ministers Dagfinn Høybråten met his counterpart in Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) Shamil Aleskerov. The two discussed issues of common concern and best practices from which the organisations could benefit. Chief of Staff Kenneth Broman and ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud also participated in the meeting. Norway has supported ECO in environmental issues as well as in power trade and Secretary General Aleskerov has visited both Norway and Finland this year.
Embassy meets new Chairman of NDF
Dr.Seyed Safdar Hosseini, the new Chairman of Board of Executive Directors of the National Development Fund received ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud and DHM Thomas Bruusgaard Høgseth at the NDF Headquarters. Dr. Hosseini explained about the current state of the NDF and plans for the future including hosting the 2015 Annual Meeting of the world’s Sovereign Wealth Funds in Tehran. NDF participated in this year’s Annual Meeting held in Oslo and general issues related to Sovereign Funds as well as possible future cooperation was discussed.
Ambassador meets Boroujerdi
The Head of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and National Security in Majlis, Alaeidin Boroujerdi, yesterday welcomed ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud to Majlis. The two discussed the current status of bilateral relations as well as regional issues of common concern in particular the current developments in Syria and preparations for the Geneva 2 conference. Mr. Boroujerdi also explained and elaborated on Iran’s positions to the P5+1 talks to be held in Geneva later this week.