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In an interview with emirati newspaper The National, H.E. Ambassador Sten Anders Berge talks about how the oil industry has opened the door for Norway to become more diverse economically.

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‘The only viable way to bring the civilian losses and the enormous suffering in Gaza to an end is an early ceasefire. More than 180 people have been reported killed and some 1400 have been wounded during the attacks of the past week. Most of them are civilians, and many are women and children. This is unacceptable, and cannot be allowed to continue,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brend...

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‘The UN has declared an emergency in Gaza. A large number of civilians have been wounded, and there is an urgent need to increase the capacity of hospitals and ambulance services. Norway is sending NOK 30 million in emergency aid to Gaza,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund is eying the real estate market as part of its new expansion plan. The Fund is diversifying and expanding its investments globally. Investments in new emerging markets outside North American and Europe are increasing.

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‘Education is key to reducing poverty. The Norwegian Government therefore intends to double its development assistance to education in countries affected by extreme poverty, crisis and conflict. It is particularly important for us to ensure that more girls have access to education,’ says Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited the Norwegian capital on the 19th of June.

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Photo: Nora Hidoussi /Norwegian Embassy Abu Dhabi.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS – Middle East) and the Norwegian Embassy co-organised a panel discussion on “geo-political risks and geo – economic opportunities” in Abu Dhabi on 8 June.

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The Embassy, the Norwegian Business Group UAE, and the Norwegian Business and Industry Security Council (NSR) organised a meeting on crisis and emergency preparedness in Dubai 28 May. The meeting, hosted by Jotun Paints, was part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness and to strengthen the dialog between business and government on emergency preparedness.

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