Tagged: Foreign Minister

Stører congratulates Afghanistan’s President Karzai

Hamid Karzai was Nov. 2 declared president of Afghanistan by the country’s Independent Election Commission. “On behalf of the Norwegian Government I would like to congratulate President Karzai on his re-election, and wish him...

Norway welcomes new ATT negotiations

Norway will support a resolution in the UN General Assembly’s first committee calling for the immediate start of negotiations on a new international arms trade treaty. “An effective, robust framework that regulates the conventional...

Norway condemns terrorist attack in Baghdad

The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, was hit Oct. 25 by one of the worst terrorist attacks in several years. A large number of people were killed and injured. “I strongly condemn this terrorist attack, which...

Norway condemns terrorist attack in Iran

Norway condemns the suicide attack in Sistan-Baluchistan province, in south-eastern Iran, in which 57 people lost their lives.  “This is a very tragic situation,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Fifty-seven people were killed...

Norway condemns attack on UN Office

Norway condemns the attack on the World Food Program’s (WFP) office in Islamabad on Oct. 5. Five people working for WFP have now been confirmed dead after what local police are describing as a...

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visits Ground Zero

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visited Ground Zero Wednesday last week to hear about Norwegian architecture company Snøhetta’s plans for the upcoming National September 11 Memorial and Museum in NYC, reports The Foreign...

Jagland elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe

The President of the Norwegian Storting (Norwegian parliament) and the Norwegian Nobel Committee was today, Sept. 29, elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe by the organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly. Torbjørn Jagland obtained 165...

Norway holds event on humanitarian law

On Thursday September 24, Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre chaired Trygve Lie Symposium 2009 in New York. The theme this year was the protection of civilians and international humanitarian law. The purpose of this...