Regional Cooperation

The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway) have issued a joint statement where they continue to support a process of National Dialogue in Sudan. Read more

‘Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2015-18. Read more

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende today signed a strategic partnership agreement. ‘This is a historic step for Norway’s engagement in Africa,’ said Mr Brende. Read more

A Technical Agreement between the AU and NATO was signed by AU Commissioner Smail Chergui and NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations Richard Froh in AU Headquarters, Addis Abeba Read more

The baton was passed from the Norwegian Ambassador to the Ambassador of the United States. Read more

Pledges made at the MISCA Donors’ Conference at the AU.  From left: USA / Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield; Norway / Ambassador Odd-Inge Kvalheim; UN / Under-Secretary-General Maged A. Abdelaziz, Special Adviser on Africa; EU / Managing Director for Africa in the EEAS, Nick Wescott. 
Photo: RNE/Gahre.

The Government is providing NOK 6 million to support the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic. Read more

Foreign Minister Børge Brende met with women from South Sudan, discussing the critical situation for women and children in the ongoing conflict. Close to 700,000 people have been forced to flee, due to the conflict during the last six weeks. 
Photo: MFA/Astrid Sehl.

In connection with the AU Summit, Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende visited Addis Ababa 27–29 January. Mr Brende expressed Norway’s support for the AU’s increasing political role and its efforts for peace and security in Africa. Read more