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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The ambassador attended the opening of DIHAD (Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition) in Dubai 24 March. DIHAD takes place from 24 to 26 March and will be busy, but hopefully fruitful and interesting for the Norwegian exhibitors.

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Hectic construction work at the project site in order to connect the solar beam to the concrete storage.

The NEST pilot project will show the world a groundbreaking technology for storing renewable solar energy. Ambassador Berge visited the project site at Masdar on 18 March 2015.

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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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‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit. USD 18.6 million of these funds will be earmarked for education and child protection efforts,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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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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The Norwegian royal couple, HM King Harald V and HM Queen Sonja, recently spent one day in Dubai on their way back from an official visit to Australia. Here together with ambassador Sten Anders Berge and his wife Gwen Berge.

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