The President of the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament), Mr. Olemic Thommessen, paid an official visit to Georgia 23-25 March. He was hosted by the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, Mr. David Usupashvili.

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In accordance with the agreement between Norway and VFS Global, from 21st July 2015 all type of applications and biometric data (fingerprints and a digital photograph) are collected by VFS Global's Baku Office on behalf of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Baku. All applicants must register their applications online through the Norwegian Visa Portal, and then book an appointment through VFS Global...

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A new visa information system starting from 23 June. A new visa information system (VIS) for visa applications to the Schengen countries is introduced in Azerbaijan and other Eastern partnership countries on 23 June. The new system makes the issuance and checks of visas simpler (especially for frequent travelers), fights abuse and enhances security in several ways. In practice, fingerprints and...

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I forbindelse med at ambassaden mottok den nye filmpakken ble det arrangert norske filmdager i Tbilisi og Svaneti 04-10. mai.

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This last week we have celebrated 17. May - the Norwegian Constitution Day - with friends, colleagues and government officials in Tbilisi and Baku.

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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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- Khadija Ismayilova har høstet internasjonal anerkjennelse for sin kritiske journalistikk. Fengselsdommen mot henne styrker vår bekymring for pressens kår i Aserbajdsjan, sier utenrikminister Børge Brende. Khadija Ismayilova har gjennom mange år utmerket seg med undersøkende journalistikk om korrupsjon, maktmisbruk og brudd på menneskerettighetene. Hun har mottatt en rekke internasjonale prise...

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 - Dommen mot Leyla og Arif Yunus styrker vår store uro over menneskerettighetenes stilling i Aserbajdsjan, sier statssekretær Bård Glad Pedersen. De to ble 13. august dømt til åtte og et halvt og sju års fengsel for bedrageri, skatteunndragelse, forfalskning av dokumenter og ulovlig økonomisk virksomhet i en domstol i landets hovedstad Baku. - Ekteparet Yunus har i en årrekke vært profilerte

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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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