Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende had meetings in Cairo November 26. – 27. to discuss the situation in the Middle East and North Africa and developments in Egypt.

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Dr Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, and Mr Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, witness the signing ceremony . 
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Norway has entered into a cooperation with the Government of Egypt and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) with the goal of ensuring the employment of more Egyptian youth.

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A Norwegian business delegation represented by Norwegian oil and gas partners (INTSOK), ABB, Aibel, DeepOcean, MRC Global and Ocean Installer visited Cairo from October 16 to 20. The visit was a fact-finding mission to promote Norwegian technology and to explore areas of possible interest in the field of oil and gas in Egypt.

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‘I would like to congratulate this year’s winner of the Rafto Prize, Iraqi feminist Yanar Mohammed. She has for many years been a courageous champion of women’s rights in Iraq,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.  For a number of years, the Norwegian authorities have been supporting local Iraqi women’s organisations combating violence against women and children and seeking to invo

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Speech given by His Majesty The King at the garden party hosted by Their Majesties The King and Queen at the Palace Park on 1 September 2016.

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Statement by Norway's Ambassador and Permanent Representative Geir O. Pedersen to the Security Council's Open debate on The situation in the Middle East, 19 October 2016.

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The Embassy participated in the opening of an anti-harassment unit at Assiut University in Upper Egypt together with the National Council for Women (NCW) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on October 12. The pioneering anti-harrassment unit is one of several UNFPA projects in Egypt dedicated to gender equality, and issues particularly relating to women and children. Norway is a key...

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Chair’s summary New York, 19 September 2016

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy today for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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