Press Releases

Published 21.12.2016 // 

‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Berlin in the strongest possible terms. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Germany in the fight against terrorism. We will never let terrorists destroy our democratic values and our freedom,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Published 02.12.2016 // 

‘It is very positive that the peace agreement in Colombia has now been finally approved by the Colombian Congress. This means that it can enter into force, and that the important work to implement what the parties have agreed on can begin. It is vital that all those who want to see an end to the long conflict actively support the agreement,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Published 25.11.2016 // 

‘The signing of a new peace agreement gives Colombia the chance to bring an end to decades of armed conflict. Recent armed confrontations show that the ceasefire is fragile, and there is no time to lose in implementing the peace agreement,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Published 14.11.2016 // 

The Colombian government and the guerrilla group FARC-EP announced this evening in Havana that they have reached a new peace accord.

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Published 08.11.2016 // 

‘The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic – 80 % of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance, and the situation is growing steadily worse,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Published 07.11.2016 // 

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is seriously concerned about the situation in Turkey, and decided on Friday to call in Turkey’s Ambassador to Norway.

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Published 02.11.2016 // 

‘The economic restructuring of the Nordic region, the challenges faced by Europe, and international developments remind us of the importance of our shared values, our unity, and our solidarity. Strategic Nordic cooperation is crucial,’ said Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg when she presented the programme for the Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017 at the Nordic Council session in Copenhagen today.

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Published 26.10.2016 // 

‘I condemn last night’s terrorist attack on a police training centre in Quetta in Pakistan in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and sympathies are with the families of those who have been killed and injured,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Published 13.10.2016 // 

‘It is very good news that the Colombian Government and the guerrilla group ELN have now set a date for starting formal negotiations. It will not be possible to reach a comprehensive peace settlement in Colombia unless the ELN are also on board,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Published 10.10.2016 // 

Around NOK 26 billion is being made available for reducing social and economic disparities in 15 countries in Central and Southern Europe. The negotiations on how this funding is to be used have already started.

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