Minister of EEA and EU affairs, Frank Bakke Jensen's, speech in a meeting with the EU ambassadors in Oslo 21 February.

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'Norway plays a leading role in the work to promote global health, and is one of the largest donors to gender equality and women's health efforts. The Government is increasing its support for family planning and safe abortion by NOK 85 million compared with 2016. We will continue to be a driving force for women's health internationally. At a time when this agenda has come under pressure, a join...

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In a joint statement the Troika (USA, United Kingdom and Norway) expresses its continued support to the African Union led peace process.

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‘It is very good news that the Colombian Government and the guerrilla group ELN have now started formal negotiations. A lasting peace settlement in Colombia will not be possible unless the ELN are also on board,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is visiting Kabul today for meetings with President Ashraf Ghani, Acting Prime Minister Abdullah Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani and Minister of Finance Eklil Ahmad Hakimi, among others.

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Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. 'A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid. Norway is now increasing its support for humanitarian efforts in the country by NOK 64 million, in an effort to prevent the situation from developing into a new, large-scale famine,'...

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'Israel's adoption of a law legalising settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land, in violation of international law, is deeply worrying,' said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende welcomes the decision by the African Union (AU) to accept Morocco as a member.

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Joint statement from UK, US and Norway welcoming the joint declaration from the AU, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) and the UN expressing concern about continued fighting and violence in South Sudan.

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