Peace. Graffiti in Bogotá, Colombia.
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Photo: Svenwerk / Flickr.Peace. Graffiti in Bogotá, Colombia. . Photo: Svenwerk / Flickr

‘The signing of a new peace agreement gives Colombia the chance to bring an end to decades of armed conflict. Recent armed confrontations show that the ceasefire is fragile, and there is no time to lose in implementing the peace agreement,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘The world’s greatest refugee crisis is unfolding in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Government will once again step up its effort to alleviate suffering and help to ensure the best possible protection of the civilian population. We have therefore proposed an increase in humanitarian support for the Syria crisis of NOK 500 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Kids Playing in the Street - Sana'a, Yemen. 
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‘The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic – 80 % of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance, and the situation is growing steadily worse,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Picture from a meeting between Borge Brende and Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu in January 2016. 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen / UD.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is seriously concerned about the situation in Turkey, and decided on Friday to call in Turkey’s Ambassador to Norway.

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‘I condemn last night’s terrorist attack on a police training centre in Quetta in Pakistan in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and sympathies are with the families of those who have been killed and injured,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Foreign Minister Borge Brende reported very inspiring talks on trade from the meetings. 
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende played host when ministers from 25 countries and the Director-General of the WTO gathered in Oslo for informal talks on Friday and Saturday. International trade, preparations for the WTO's next ministerial conference in Argentina in December 2017 and the continuing work in the organization were among the topics discussed.

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