Welcome to the Norwegian Embassy

Last updated: 08.09.2014 // Welcome from the new Ambassador, Mr. Rolf Willy Hansen.

As Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Yemen I welcome you to our webpage.

Norway aims to be a strong and committed partner in our interaction with the rest of the world, whether in the context of political, cultural or economic relations. 

The diplomatic ties between Norway and Saudi Arabia go back to 1961.  In 1976 Norway established an Embassy in Jeddah, and in 1985, the Embassy moved to Riyadh.  Throughout these years, maintaining good relations between our countries has been a priority, with a constructive dialogue covering numerous fields of activity. As a major exporter of oil and natural gas, Norway  aims to contribute to a stable and predictable energy supply worldwide and maintains a good dialogue with Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen on these issues. Norway attaches great importance to reaching global agreement on international climate issues and is prepared to play a constructive role in this regard.

The primary objective of the Embassy is to strengthen and expand the bilateral relations between Norway and Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen. We will at all times keep the Norwegian Government informed of developments in the region, support business initiatives, and promote investment activities. Furthermore, we will provide assistance to Norwegian citizens, as well as presenting information about Norway, our culture and society.

This website will support these purposes.  My staff and I will with pleasure provide additional information if so required.


Best regards,

Rolf Willy Hansen



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