3 Desember: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalaf Khalafov (right) and Ambassador of Norway Bård Ivar Svendsen sign visa facilitation and readmission agreement . 
Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.3 Desember: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalaf Khalafov (right) and Ambassador of Norway Bård Ivar Svendsen sign visa facilitation and readmission agreement . Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

3rd of December: Azerbaijan's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalaf Khalafov and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Azerbaijan Bård Ivar Svendsen signed a visa facilitation and readmission agreement between Azerbaijan and Norway.  

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‘I regret the so-called agreement on alliance and strategic partnership entered into between Russia and the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia. Norway will maintain its support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. On 24 November, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leader of Abkhazia, Raul Khajimba, signed an agreement on...

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Araz Abdullayev (right) and Magnus Wolff Eikrem in a U21 match in 2012. 
Photo: Aftenposten.

Sunday evening at 21:00 Azerbaijan and Norway meet at the Bakcell arena to play a qualifier match for the European Championship 2016!

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Photo: Presidental Administration of Azerbaijan.

Mr. Svendsen has a higher degree in Russian and German languages and literature from the University of Oslo. He spent substantial periods studying in Moscow and St. Petersburg in the 1990ies. He worked as a Russian interpreter for the Norwegian government on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard from 1996 until 1998. He then joined the Norwegian foreign service. Mr. Svendsen has served as a juni

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Ambassador Bård Ivar Svendsen and President Giorgi Margvelashvili. 
Photo: Provided by Georgian MFA.

On Friday 31 October 2014, Ambassador Bård Ivar Svendsen presented his credentials to the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, in the Presidential Palace in Tbilisi.   

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Funds for professional theatre performances based on Henrik Ibsen’s plays are now available.

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Velkommen til den norske ambassadens informasjonsside om European Games i Baku 2015. Her har vi samlet informasjon til dem som skal reise til Baku for å følge lekene.

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Every year the University of Stavanger (UiS) admits 400 international students through a wide range of full-time Master's programmes and student exchange programmes. Situated in the urban environment of Stavanger city and surrounded by magnificent landscapes typical for the Norwegian south-west coast, the university enjoys a distinct location and a vibrant student life. For more information abo...

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Last week, the first “Poetry & Beyond” event in Georgia – an initiative of the Norwegian Embassy in Baku - took place in the library of Prison No. 5. The Georgian poet Tamar Lomidze read from her works.

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