Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende played host when ministers from 25 countries and the Director-General of the WTO gathered in Oslo for informal talks on Friday and Saturday. International trade, preparations for the WTO's next ministerial conference in Argentina in December 2017 and the continuing work in the organization were among the topics discussed.
The Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) successfully conclude another round of negotiations after both parties signed the joint statement 9 October 2016 in Oslo, Norway. The conflict between the Government and the communist movement has lasted for 47 years, and peace negotiations have been held intermittently for 30 years. Norway has been a...