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Norway Recognise Eritrea Higher Education

eritrea higher education
The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) officially accredited all Eritrean Higher Education qualifications (Certificate, Diploma, Degrees)

By TesfaNews,

The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) has given official recognition to all Higher Education qualifications from Eritrea and took action by including it on its database.

This official recognition comes three years after NOKUT and NUCAS, the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service, assess the scope, level and qualifications of the seven Higher Education Institutions in the country. Continue reading Norway Recognise Eritrea Higher Education

Norway’s Jøran Kallemyr Satisfied with Eritrea Trip

Norway’s State Secretary of Justice Jøran Kallemyr during his visit in Asmara, Eritrea, holding a copy of Eritrea’s new Criminal Procedures. Norwegian ambassador to Sudan Morten Aasland (L) and Eritrea Justice Minister Fozi Hashim.

By NRK,

STATE Secretary in the Ministry of Justice Jøran Kallemyr returned to Norway on Saturday. NRK reports, the Secretary was very satisfied with his trip to Eritrea.

Ministry of Justice has long worked to bring about a return agreement with Eritrea. Eritreans are by far the largest refugee group who have been granted asylum in Norway in recent years. Continue reading Norway’s Jøran Kallemyr Satisfied with Eritrea Trip

Norwegian Government Delegation Returned After 3 Days Eritrea Visit

AGREED. Mrs. Christine Umutoni, UNDP Resident Representative and Mr.Siw S. Lexau, the Deputy Director General for the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

By Yohanes Tesfay,

THE delegation of the Ministry of justice of Norwegian government conducted a 3 day working visit to Eritrea from the 14th to the 17th of December.

The delegation consisted of Mr. Jan Bugge-Mahrt, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreing Affairs; Mr. Siw S. Lexau, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Justice and Public Security; Mrs. Mette Ono Njøten, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Justice and Public Security; Mrs. Anne Siri Rustad, Policy Director/Return Coordinator, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration; Mrs. Bente Scott Amundsen, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. Continue reading Norwegian Government Delegation Returned After 3 Days Eritrea Visit

Norway to Restrict Eritreans from Visiting Ethiopia and Sudan

Norwey didn’t get it yet. Why Eritreans want to return back to Eritrea once securing protection?

By Norway Today,

THE Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has grown tired of the Eritreans who have been granted protection in Norway, often visit their home country Eritrea. Now adds the restrictions on travel opportunities.

Immigration told the newspaper Vårt Land that there is extensive travel where Eritreans living in Norway visiting the homeland through Eritrea’s neighboring countries Sudan and Ethiopia.  Continue reading Norway to Restrict Eritreans from Visiting Ethiopia and Sudan

Norway Rejects U.N. Monitoring Report on Somalia and Eritrea

Russia, China, Rwanda, Togo, Pakistan Italy, Azerbaijan and now Norway disapprove the SEMG report

By Reuters,

Norway has complained to the U.N. Security Council that accusations by U.N. experts that Oslo’s assistance to Somalia was a cover to promote the commercial interests of Norwegian oil companies were “completely unfounded and simply wrong.”

The U.N. Monitoring Group’s annual report to the Security Council’s sanctions committee on Somalia and Eritrea suggested Norway’s development assistance to Somalia could be used “as a cover for its commercial interests there.”

In a letter to the Security Council, dated Monday, Charge d’Affaires of Norway’s U.N. mission Knut Langeland rejected those allegations. Continue reading Norway Rejects U.N. Monitoring Report on Somalia and Eritrea

Norway Embassy in Eritrea Closed

The decision to close the Embassy was also influenced by the fact that Eritrea asked Norway to discontinue all its development activities in the country since 2011.

No Norwegian development assistance request since 2011 prompt closure

By Norway Embassy-Sudan,

The closure of the Norwegian Embassy in Eritrea on 30 June represents the end of a chapter in Norwegian–Eritrean relations.

The first diplomatic relations between Norway and Eritrea were established on 14 March 1994. In April 1995, an honorary consulate was established in Asmara; in June 1996 Eritrea was designated a priority partner country; and on 8 December 2003 an embassy was established in Asmara.  Continue reading Norway Embassy in Eritrea Closed