Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld.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: Kai Jensen/ NTB scanpix.

Due to Norwegian holidays, the embassy will have reduced working hours the following days in December and January:

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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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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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