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→
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.
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.”
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.
By Norway Embassy-Sudan,
The closure of the Norwegian Embassy in Eritrea on 30 June represents the end of a chapter inNorwegian–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→