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The Committee at AU Commission Headquarters . 
Photo: RNE.

The Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence visited Addis Ababa on the 23rd to the 27th of February. The purpose of the visit was to get a better understanding of the development of the African continent in general and the African Union in particular, as well as an update on the situation in Ethiopia. Read more

The medium clinic is offering medical services 24/7. Read more

Taye Babeker Tirfea of Ethiopia won the 2014 Oslo Marathon with a 2:21:36 finish. Read more

Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom signed a Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) on June 12 in support of the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) 2014-2015 programme of work. Read more

The Norwegian national day was celebrated in Addis Ababa on 17 May – as every year. This year however, the bicentenary of the Constitution requires an extraordinary celebration of our old nation. Our constitution was signed – during a brief interim period of independence – on 17 May 1814. Read more

The Norwegian Embassy participated in the 40 years celebration of the Norwegian Church Aid`s (NCA) presence in Ethiopia on May 13th. Read more

The confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and the China Enterprise Confederation have for some time been working together with The Ethiopian Employers Association to strengthen its capacity through financial and technical support. Ambassador Kvalheim participated in a workshop-panel in Addis Abeba on April 1st, organized by the three organizations. Read more

Photo: RNE.

People queued up to buy Norwegian fresh salmon and smoked trout, making it one of the most popular stands and one of the main contributors to the yearly charity bazaar. Read more

Through this role, Norway is actively engaged in human rights and democracy issues in Ethiopia. Read more

The Yara Prize for 2012 is being awarded to to Dr. Eleni Gebremedhin, outgoing CEO of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) in Ethiopia and Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources in Rwanda. Read more

Photo: Trond Viken, MFA.

On the 2nd of September, Mr.Heikki Holmås represented Norway at the funeral of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in Addis Ababa. Read more

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre expressed sorrow on receiving news of the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s death. “The ties between Norway and Ethiopia go back a long way, and during Mr Meles’s term in office Ethiopia and Norway have enhanced their cooperation in several important areas,” he commented. Read more

On the 26th of January, State Secretary Torgeir Larsen and State Minister H.E Ambassador Behane Gebrekristos signed a memorandum of understanding between the two countries. Read more

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration has introduced new checklists, where the main goal is to reduce the processing time significantly. Read more

On the 2nd of January, Norwegian architect Kjetil Trædal Thorsen gave a lecture to a packed hall at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture in Addis Abeba. Read more

On the 29th of March, H.E Mr.Odd Inge Kvalheim presented his credentials at the Grand Palace to the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Read more