The Embassy will be closed on Thursday 22nd of September for the public holiday before the Saudi Arabian National Day on the 23rd. We wish you all a happy National Day!

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Den norske ambassaden i Riyadh søker politisk praktikant for våren 2017. Søknadsfrist er 30. september 2016, med tiltredelse februar 2017. Oppholdets varighet er seks måneder.

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7-9 November, Stockholm. Driving next level process excellence and value creation in digital age: Robotic automation, process ownership & disruptive innovations

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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The underwater defence and security exhibition and conference, now in its 28th year, will take place in Oslo June 1 through 3. Innovative technologies and developments in one of the harshest environments known to man, is centre stage. Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia. For more information visit UDTs website

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The annual European Film Festival concluded Monday April 25 with the viewing of the Norwegian documentary S iblings are forever. Set at the picturesque Italian Cultural Club, the venue closely resembled that of an outdoor cinema. The European Film Festival is an important cultural contribution to Jeddah, running for 10 consecutive days every spring. Hosted by numerous EU countries – with the...

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To be held March 7-9, 2017, Bergen

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Photo: AFP.

Press release | 2016-08-14. 'Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations' appeal for a pause in hostilities. Norway supports the humanitarian actors in Aleppo and the surrounding regions. If access is now granted, Norway will increase this support,' said Minister of...

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Oslo innovation week 2016 takes place from 17 to 21 October. This year’s theme is Powercouples. “Innovation, particularly radical innovation, happens when connecting previously unconnected bodies of knowledge. At Oslo Innovation Week 2016 we bridge between the established companies and the startup scene. Between public and private. Academia and business. Oil and medtech. Music and fashion. Watc...

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Photo: Asgeir Helgestad/Visitnorway.com.

On May 17, 1814 Norway's constitution was signed at Eidsvoll Verk. The tradition of celebrating the constitution day did not start immediately, per objection of the King of the Swedish-Norwegian Union. Norway remained under Swedish rule until 1905. Contemporary celebrations of May 17 are largely a family celebration that consists of children’s parades, concentrated around primary schools...

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Have you ever wondered what the sunset might look like from space? Less than a month ago a number of satellites belonging to the European Space Association photographed Norway from space. One of the photos (seen above) depicts the sun setting over Svalbard, an island north of mainland-Norway. Also known as the home of polar bears, Svalbard is covered by snow and ice large parts of the year....

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