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The Yara Prize for 2012 is being awarded to to Dr. Eleni Gebremedhin, outgoing CEO of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) in Ethiopia and Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources in Rwanda. Read more

Photo: Trond Viken, MFA.

On the 2nd of September, Mr.Heikki Holmås represented Norway at the funeral of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in Addis Ababa. Read more

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre expressed sorrow on receiving news of the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s death. “The ties between Norway and Ethiopia go back a long way, and during Mr Meles’s term in office Ethiopia and Norway have enhanced their cooperation in several important areas,” he commented. Read more

On the 26th of January, State Secretary Torgeir Larsen and State Minister H.E Ambassador Behane Gebrekristos signed a memorandum of understanding between the two countries. Read more

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration has introduced new checklists, where the main goal is to reduce the processing time significantly. Read more

On the 2nd of January, Norwegian architect Kjetil Trædal Thorsen gave a lecture to a packed hall at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture in Addis Abeba. Read more

On the 29th of March, H.E Mr.Odd Inge Kvalheim presented his credentials at the Grand Palace to the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Read more