Tagged: Foreign Minister

Donor group welcomes plan to establish Palestinian state

The donor group for the Palestinian Authority (AHLC) welcomes the political program of the Palestinian government for establishing a Palestinian state within the next two years. This plan will be an important platform for donor...

Støre: Nordic countries should be part of G20

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre suggests that the Nordic countries ought to be represented in the G20 group, which represents nations with the world’s strongest economies. Denmark, Finland and Sweden are already represented in...

Norway finds new UN Gaza report serious

Norway’s Foreign Minister considers the allegations made in the UN report released yesterday concerning violations of human rights and international humanitarian law during the Gaza conflict to be very serious. He said that Norway...

No fear for Russia

Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre sees nothing problematic or fearful in the increased Russian military activity in the north, reports the Barents Observer. The Russian military is now spending 10 billion EUR on...

Norway’s Foreign Minister: a UN for our times

“Yes, we should look critically at the UN. And so we do, just as we strive to reform and improve the organisation,” writes Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in an article published in...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports cod project

Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports Norwegian-Russian cooperation project at Bodø University College On Aug. 25 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to allocate NOK 1.6 million spread over three years to a project...

U.N. chief says welcomes criticism after Norway memo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday he welcomed criticism, responding to a scathing internal memo by a Norwegian diplomat that was leaked to a newspaper last week. Ban told...