The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’.Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration.

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The Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi is happy to announce that we have entered into an agreement with VGS Global in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to outsource the reception of applications for Schengen Visas. The agreement will come into effect from 11 June 2015.

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Yassmine Houmane represented Norway in the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) first Model IRENA session on 25 April in Abu Dhabi.

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Ambassador Berge cut the ribbon and announced the official opening of the core analysis laboratory of Scal Arabia Abu Dhabi, now Petricore, on 6 May.

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World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May. ‘World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to remind the world of the importance of defending freedom of expression and the right to have a free press. It is disturbing to see that the number of countries in the world in which there is full freedom of the press is falling. Safeguarding freedom of the press is an important part of the Government’s...

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The Ambassador to the UAE H.E. Sten Anders Berge attended an INTSOK network meeting co-sponsored by Odfjell Drilling and Qinterra Technology in Dubai on April 16.

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Director General of the department for Economic Relations and Development, Petter Ølberg, visited Dubai on 14 April. He was accompanied by senior adviser Oddbjørn Lyngroth from the Middle East and North Africa section.

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Thirteen Emirati and six Norwegian aid organizations “speed dated” each other during the “UAE Norway Foreign Aid Cooperation Forum” in Dubai on 26 March.

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