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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‘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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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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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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On 6 April ambassador Svendsen had the pleasure of receiving visitors from the Azerbaijani University of Languages. The students are studying Norwegian language and literature, and several are already fluent Norwegian speakers. The ambassador spoke to the students about the work of the embassy in the fields of politics, economics, energy and culture. He updated them about the status of...

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

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