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On 26 March 2015, the celebrated Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will perform at the Abu Dhabi Festival. Tickets are on sale now!

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‘Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2015-18.

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From left to right: Per Øystein Vatne, Deputy Head of Mission at the Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi; HE Poul Hoiness, Ambassador at the Danish Embassy in Abu Dhabi; HE Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland; Ahmed Baghoum, Director City Zone Masdar City; Benedikt Höskuldsson, Director Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs at the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi was present when the Nordic incubator office at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi was launched on 20 January by the president of Iceland, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and Nordic Innovation. The office is an initiative by the Nordic Council of Ministers and will make a platform for Nordic clean tech companies seeking new business opportunities in the Emirates and the

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Norway launches white paper on Human Rights.

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On November 23rd H.E. Sheika Lubna Bint Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi attended and participated in The Oslo Symposium on Advancing Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan.

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The UAE’s strategic location can offer attractive possibilities for companies considering international expansion. Business can benefit from opportunities in the UAE market, but it can also be a gateway to the rest of the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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After his participation in the Innovation Forum with INSEAD in October, Mr. Per Koch was kind enough to sit down for an interview with the embassy. We met him at The Sheraton Hotel in Abu Dhabi to talk about innovation in Norway and United Arab Emirates.

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‘More than 700 million people in Africa lack electricity, and the continent is in urgent need of investment in renewable energy. Norway will therefore contribute NOK 300 million to Green Africa Power, which is intended to encourage commercial actors to invest in sub-Saharan Africa,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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