Photo:  The Norwegian Foreign Ministry Official Twitter account.Photo: The Norwegian Foreign Ministry Official Twitter account

Last Friday, the Norwegian Government presented a white paper on the place of the oceans in foreign and development policy. The oceans offer huge potential for human development globally. Norway has a long history as a maritime nation, and there are considerable opportunities for sustainable growth in ocean-based industries in the time ahead. The white paper gives special priority to three area...

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The Norwegian Ambassador underlined important conditions for strengthening local governance, drawing on experiences from Norway and Kosovo.

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The Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad and First Secretary Stein-Ivar Lothe Eide visited North-Kosovo. The Ambassador stressed the importance of continued dialogue and cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia

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"I urge Kosovo authorities to refrain from transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an armed force without a constitutional change and an inclusive political process," said Foreign Minister Børge Brende. Read the full statement in English: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/statement_kosovo/id2542417/

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The Norwegian Ambassador, Mr. Per Strand Sjaastad took part in the outreach campaign on Mediation as part of efforts to strengthen the rule of law in Kosovo.

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«Minister of Environment Lefter Koka and Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad»

The Norwegian Ambassador, Mr. Per Strand Sjaastad, met 24 February with Minister of Environment Lefter Koka to discuss the strengthening of cooperation between Norway and Albania. They agreed that Albania and Norway have many features in common, as maritime nations, a long coastline and a vast potential for the production of hydro-energy. “Norway is ready to explore closer cooperation wi

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Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad together with the Mayor of Gjilan, Mr. Lutfi Haziri. . 
Photo: Kosovo Local Government Institute .

February 16th The Norwegian Ambassador in Pristina, Mr. Per Strand Sjaastad and CEO of KLGI (Kosovo Local Government Institute), Mr. Besnik Tahiri visited the Gjilan region. The visit included both the original municipalities and the new municipalities founded after the decentralization processes in the region.

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