Ambassador Hansen with the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud Al-Faisal. 
Photo: Saudi Press Agency.Ambassador Hansen with the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud Al-Faisal. Photo: Saudi Press Agency

The new Norwegian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Rolf Willy Hansen, had a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Prince Saud Al-Faisal last week.

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Khalid Al-Falih, CEO of Saudi Aramco, at the stage in Stavanger. 
Photo: Rolf Willy Hansen.

The CEO of Saudi Aramco, Khalid Al-Falih, visited Norway during the ONS conference in Stavanger 25-28 August.

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Photo: Marie Krum.

Instead of a regular National Day celebration this year, a concert with a Norwegian musical theatre performer was arranged in the garden of the residence.

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The opening ceremony: Deputy Foreign Minister Morten Høglund, Rector of King Saud University Badran A. Alomar and Dean of the College of Architecture & Planning, Omar S. Bahammam. 
Photo: Kristina Furnes.

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, Morten Høglund, opened the architectural exhibition “Snøhetta, architecture – landscape – interior” last week at King Saud University.

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

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‘Palestine is in a critical phase, and the coming months will be decisive for both political and economic developments. The donor countries must contribute funds for the reconstruction of Gaza. However, only easing the restrictions can make the Palestinian state sustainable,’ said Mr Brende.

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‘Today’s meeting of the Security Council sends an important signal of international support for Iraq in its fight against the extremist organisation ISIL,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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'The Governments of Egypt and Norway, supported by President Mahmoud Abbas, have decided to co-host a conference on Palestine with a focus on the reconstruction of Gaza. The invitations to the conference, to be held in Cairo, will be duly extended once an agreement on a sustainable ceasefire has been reached as a result of the ongoing talks in Cairo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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“It is very encouraging that the parties have now agreed to all chapters in the comprehensive peace agreement. The agreement demonstrates the parties’ commitment to achieving peace and development in Mindanao”, said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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