Norway and the United Arab Emirates


Ibsen Awards are announcing The Ibsen Scholarships 2017. Applications are open. Read more

It has unfortunately come to our attention that there has been attempts at fraud, where sham companies claiming to be Norwegian approach job seekers. Read more

Photo: Energy Boardroom.

Ambassador Jens Eikass interviewed by Energy Boardroom on UAE-Norwegian business relations. Read more

The exhibition “Life in Color” by Norwegian artist Unni Kriens will be on display at Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi from the 6 February to the 20 February. . 
Photo: Privat.

The exhibition “Life in Color” by Norwegian artist Unni Kriens will be on display at Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi from the 6 February to the 20 February. Read more

FULL OF ENERGY: The Embassy's Senior Commercial Advisor Minna Crozier is more that ready to assist and help Norwegian companies into the UAE, Qatar and Kuwaiti market. . 
Photo: Oda Marie Midbøe.

There is a lot of potential for Norwegian companies who want to do business in the region. Read more

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Børge Brende visited a public school in Beirut where Syrian refugee children are educated. Some of the children have to go to school in the afternoon due to few recourses. Mr. Brende visited the school together with UNCHR in 2014. 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen/UD.

‘The many large-scale, protracted humanitarian crises in the world today have created a tremendous need for emergency aid. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund ensures that aid can quickly reach those who need it when acute crises arise, and provides sorely needed funding for underfunded emergencies. Norway is therefore providing NOK 380 million for this Fund in 2017,’ said Minister of Foreig... Read more

Colombias president Juan Manuel Santos is this years Nobel Peace Prize laurate for his efforts of bringing peace to the country. 
Photo: Kristin Enstad, UD.

‘It is very positive that the peace agreement in Colombia has now been finally approved by the Colombian Congress. This means that it can enter into force, and that the important work to implement what the parties have agreed on can begin. It is vital that all those who want to see an end to the long conflict actively support the agreement,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi is closed Thursday December 1st due to National Day celebrations in the UAE this weekend. The Embassy will be open again on Sunday December 4th. Read more

A Syrian family prepares for winter 2013 inside a temporary shelter. Over 6.5 million Syrians have fled their homes as a result of the ongoing violence in Syria. 36% of the 6.5 million Syrians have fled into neighboring Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and North Africa. . 
Photo: UNDP Syria (2013).

‘The world’s greatest refugee crisis is unfolding in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Government will once again step up its effort to alleviate suffering and help to ensure the best possible protection of the civilian population. We have therefore proposed an increase in humanitarian support for the Syria crisis of NOK 500 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Photo: Utenriksdepartementet.

Norway and Slovakia have signed new MoUs on the EEA and Norway Grants. In the years ahead, important areas of cooperation will be business and innovation and climate change. Funding will also be used to develop cross-border cooperation between Slovakia and Ukraine. Read more

A view of the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at M'poko Airport in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. 
Photo: UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina.

‘The population of the Central African Republic is suffering because of the armed conflict, attacks on civilians and the grave humanitarian situation. The UN and the various aid organisations have only received around 30 % of the funding they need for the humanitarian relief effort, and Norway is therefore providing an additional NOK 47 million in aid funds,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs... Read more

‘Six million children in Syria are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Norway is again increasing its education efforts for children and youth, as well as support to pregnant and other women affected by the conflict,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Photo: Foto: A. Sehl, UD.

The Colombian government and the guerrilla group FARC-EP announced this evening in Havana that they have reached a new peace accord. Read more

Lots of activity, innovative technologies, delicious waffles and good discussions are key words for the Norwegian participants at Adipec. Read more

LAST YEAR: Many people came to visit the Norwegian Pavilion at Adipec last year. Here H.E Ambassador Jens Eikaas (in the middle) is greeting people together with Nasrollhah Gharesifard, country manager of INTSOK. . 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

ADIPEC, the annual Petroleum Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, has more than 95.000 visitors and a big Norwegian presence. It is a key event for Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Read more

Photo: Guri Solberg, UD.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is seriously concerned about the situation in Turkey, and decided on Friday to call in Turkey’s Ambassador to Norway. Read more

‘I welcome the decision to establish a marine protected area in the Ross Sea in Antarctica. This is an important milestone in the international management of the Southern Ocean and in the conservation of marine resources,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

UN General Assembly during discussions in 2008. 
Photo: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras.

‘I am pleased that Norway’s resolution on enhancing nuclear disarmament verification has received the solid backing of 177 UN countries. Being able to establish that disarmament is actually taking place is crucial for ensuring confidence in international disarmament agreements, and it is essential for achieving further disarmament,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Børge Brende, in the UN Security Council in 2014. 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen/ UD.

‘Concrete steps for disarmament and non-proliferation are the key to achieving a world free of nuclear weapons. Tangible and credible initiatives are needed in this area if we are to make headway. Norway will not support proposals that would weaken NATO’s role as a defence alliance. A process to achieve a ban on nuclear weapons that is not supported by any of the countries that actually have... Read more

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende met with Romanias foreign minister Titus Corlatean in Bucuresti in May 2014.  . 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen/UD.

Business development, research, energy and justice and home affairs will be key areas for cooperation between Norway and Romania over the next few years. Through the EEA and Norway Grants, EUR 502.5 million has been allocated to 12 programmes. The MoU with Romania is the first of a series of MoUs to be signed with the 15 beneficiary countries on the use of grants amounting to EUR 2.8 billion. Read more