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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Photo: National Society for Human Rights.

The Norwegian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Rolf Willy Hansen and Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Anders Holmen Gulbrandsen, conducted a meeting with the National Society for Human Rights last week.

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The UN World Food Programme has suspended food aid to 1.7 million refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries, due to lack of funding. ‘There is an urgent need for food assistance. Support from the World Food Programme is the only source of food for many families. The Government intends to increase Norway’s contribution to WFP by USD 10 million,’ said Ministry of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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