Seeking solutions to African conflicts – the role of regional and global actors (Sun, 16 Jun)
"African conflicts are rarely just an African concern. Seeking solutions to African conflicts is a joint responsibility. This may require the involvement of global as well as African and other regional organisations, such as the EU, NATO and others", state secretary Torgeir Larsen said at the Nordic-African Foreign Minister’s meeting in Finland.
Troika statement on Sudan and South Sudan (Fri, 14 Jun)
Following is the text of a joint statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, and United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Government intends to ratify Nuclear Terrorism Convention (Fri, 14 Jun)
The Government intends to ratify the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (Nuclear Terrorism Convention). One of the main purposes of the Convention is to prevent terrorist groups from gaining access to nuclear weapons and other nuclear material.
The situation in the Sahel and Norway’s participation in the UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) (Fri, 14 Jun)
".. we must prevent the destabilisation of the entire region. An appreciation of the regional context is therefore at the heart of Norway’s broad-based engagement in Mali," Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide said in his address to the Storting on 14 June 2013.