Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs. 
Photo: Flickr/Friends of Europe .Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs. Photo: Flickr/Friends of Europe

Today, Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visits Istanbul. He spoke to the World Economic Forum on closing gender gaps.

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‘Palestine is in a critical phase, and the coming months will be decisive for both political and economic developments. The donor countries must contribute funds for the reconstruction of Gaza. However, only easing the restrictions can make the Palestinian state sustainable,’ says Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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World leaders descend on New York for high-level meetings at the United Nations from September 22-26th. During the week a great number of topics will be tackled, such as human rights, poverty reduction, climate change and gender equality, all of which are key priorities for Norway.

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Photo: UNICEF Guinea.

- The ebola outbreak grows too rapidly for the world to respond. There are too few health workers in field. Hospitals refuse to let dying people in. To meet the increasing demand for action, Norway provides another 58.7 million NOK (about 9.2 million USD) for the joint effort to halt the epidemic, says Norwegian Foreign Minister, Børge Brende.

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"Turkey is the fastest growing energy market in Europe. So, Turkey is important for us," says Ambassador Janis Kanavin.

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‘Today’s meeting of the Security Council sends an important signal of international support for Iraq in its fight against the extremist organisation ISIL,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Due to the introduction of VIS in Turkey, it is no longer possible to make exceptions from the personal attendance requirement when submitting a visa application.

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This Wednesday, September 17th, Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide will be speaking at a global security conference in Oslo.

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