Photo: Marita I. Wangberg, FD.Photo: Marita I. Wangberg, FD

At NATO's Summit in Warsaw, Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced Norway's increased contribution and leadership to NATO's trust fund for capacity building in Georgia’s defence sector. This new fund will provide financing until 2020 for the Joint Training and Evaluation Centre, where Norway already has personnel in place.

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Visa facilitation agreement being signed. . 
Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Baku.

On 4 September, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende, visited Georgia. During the visit, Mr. Brende had meetings with the President of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Garibashvili, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, and the Minister of Defence, Ms. Tinatin Khidasheli. Mr. Brende visited the administrative...

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‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance in Syria and the region. For this reason, Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK...

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Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, Det kongelige hoff.

This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne.

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'I am very pleased that a number of prisoners who have been prominent social activists and human rights defenders have today been pardoned in Azerbaijan. The work of activists such as these is essential for building a society based on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. I hope that they will now be able to continue their activities to the benefit of their country,' said Minister of...

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– Jeg er svært glad for benådningen i dag av en rekke fengslede aserbajdsjanere som har utmerket seg med sitt samfunnsengasjement. De har stått for en innsats som er helt vesentlig for å bygge et samfunn basert på menneskerettigheter, demokrati og rettsstat. Jeg ser frem til at de nå kan fortsette sitt virke til beste for sitt land, sier utenriksminister Børge Brende.

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In accordance with the agreement between Norway and VFS Global, from 21st July 2015 all type of applications and biometric data (fingerprints and a digital photograph) are collected by VFS Global's Baku Office on behalf of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Baku. All applicants must register their applications online through the Norwegian Visa Portal, and then book an appointment through VFS Global...

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A new visa information system starting from 23 June. A new visa information system (VIS) for visa applications to the Schengen countries is introduced in Azerbaijan and other Eastern partnership countries on 23 June. The new system makes the issuance and checks of visas simpler (especially for frequent travelers), fights abuse and enhances security in several ways. In practice, fingerprints and...

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