JAKARTA (3 February, 2016) – Continuing the long-term bilateral partnership on climate and forests, Indonesia and Norway will collaborate to support Indonesia’s efforts to protect and restore its peat ecosystems . This was announced by Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen, Indonesia’s Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar, and the Head of the Peatland...

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne.

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En rekke eksplosjoner etterfulgt av skyting fant sted i Jakarta på morgenen 14. januar. Det er foreløpig ikke bekreftet om det er snakk om selvmordsbomber eller andre former for eksplosiver.

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Norwegian State Secretary Morten Høglund was present during the official opening of Norway’s ASEAN-Norway Joint Sectoral Cooperation Committee (AN-JSCC) in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday 11 December. – This opens new possibilities for both ASEAN and Norway, says the deputy foreign minister.

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In a cabinet reshuffle this week, Mr. Vidar Helgesen replaced Ms. Tine Sundtoft as Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment. Mr. Helgesen will now assume responsibility for the Indonesia-Norway bilateral cooperation on climate and forest.

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