‘We are deeply concerned about the dramatic developments in Yemen. The conflict is having a severe impact on the civilian population and there is an urgent need for emergency aid. Norway is therefore providing NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit. USD 18.6 million of these funds will be earmarked for education and child protection efforts,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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On Monday 16 th of February, the Norwegian Government launched the new national action plan for Women, Peace and Security 2015- 2018. ‘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. The Norwegian Action plan is meant to be a tool to ensur...

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Crown Prince Haakon offering his condolences to King Salman. 
Photo: Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Crown Prince Haakon arrived Saudi Arabia on Saturday 24th January to offer condolences to the Saudi royal family over the death of king Abdullah.

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Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld.

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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Photo: Obeikan Group.

The Norwegian Ambassador Rolf Willy Hansen visited last week Obeikan Group in Riyadh. The Ambassador and his delegation met with Corporate Marketing & Communication Director Mr. Mamoon Al-Saudi, and had a tour in one of Obeikan`s production plants.

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Ambassador Hansen with the Deputy Crown Prince, Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. 
Photo: Saudi Press Agency.

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince, welcomed Rolf Willy Hansen as the new Norwegian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

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Welcome from the new Ambassador, Mr. Rolf Willy Hansen.

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