The Embassy will be closed for Eid Al Fitr, from 27th till 29th of July 2014.

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‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for the Government. Norway has set the new and ambitious goal of eliminating this harmful practice in the course of one generation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, I have urged all parties to stop the attacks and resume efforts to bring about a political solution,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘We are very pleased that the process of transporting chemical weapons out of Syria has now been completed. The last consignment of chemicals was shipped out of Syria today. This means that the international community, working together, has managed to remove Syria’s declared chemical weapons in a peaceful manner. This is in line with the UN Security Council resolution on Syria’s chemical weapon...

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Norway is deeply concerned about the situation in western and northern Iraq, where the authorities have lost control of large areas, including Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.

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‘The UN has declared an emergency in Gaza. A large number of civilians have been wounded, and there is an urgent need to increase the capacity of hospitals and ambulance services. Norway is sending NOK 30 million in emergency aid to Gaza,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘I am deeply concerned about the trials that are taking place in Egypt and the sentences that are being imposed. Today’s judgment against three journalists is shocking and unacceptable. In addition, 183 death sentences that were pronounced earlier have been upheld,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘We are deeply concerned about the escalating conflict in Iraq. The need for emergency relief in Iraq is acute and requires immediate action. The most pressing needs are for food, water, shelter, healthcare supplies and the implementation of measures to protect the civilian population. Norway will provide NOK 60 million in humanitarian support to the victims of the conflict,’ said Minister of...

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‘I am pleased that we can now see a positive development in South Sudan. IGAD and the parties deserve recognition for having taken an important step towards a peaceful solution to the conflict. The further negotiations will not be easy, and the parties must demonstrate that they really are willing to fulfil what they have promised,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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