Ministry Press Releases

Published 23.02.2017 // 

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is now so severe that the UN has declared a famine in parts of the country.

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Published 01.05.2016 // 

“Together with my Troika colleagues, I welcome the long-awaited formation of South Sudan’s transitional government of national unity," said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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Published 22.04.2016 // 

The members of the Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) are deeply disappointed by Riek Machar’s continued failure to return to South Sudan’s capital Juba to form the Transitional Government of National Unity. This represents a willful decision by him not to abide by his commitments to implement the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

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Published 07.10.2015 // 

‘Providing assistance to the world’s most fragile states is crucial for helping the poorest people and is also vital for international security and stability,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The Government has announced that it is intensifying its efforts in fragile states.

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Published 07.10.2015 // 

‘The Government is continuing to intensify its education efforts in countries affected by poverty, conflict and crises. We have therefore proposed an increase in aid for education of NOK 500 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Published 07.10.2015 // 

‘The Government is proposing the largest humanitarian budget ever. Acute, large-scale crises in the Middle East and Africa make this concerted effort necessary. Norway’s humanitarian budget is being increased by one billion kroner,’ Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

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Published 30.08.2015 // 

'It is encouraging that the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, yesterday signed the peace agreement with the opposition in South Sudan. Let us hope that this will bring an end to the tragic conflict, which has lasted for 20 months. I expect all parties to comply with the whole peace agreement, as it has now been negotiated. We cannot accept any attempts to opt out of parts of the agreement,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Published 19.08.2015 // 

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende calls on Government of South Sudan to sign IGAD+ peace agreement and for all parties to implement it.

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Published 09.07.2015 // 

On 9 July, South Sudan celebrates its fourth independence day since the state was established in 2011. Mr Brende urges the country’s leaders to take immediate action to bring about peace in this young country, and to form a transitional government of national unity. ‘Today should have been an occasion for celebration in South Sudan, but the civil war has forced 2.2 million people to flee their homes, and 4.6 million face the risk of famine. ‘It is unacceptable that the country’s leaders have repeatedly failed to meet the population’s needs, and have instead squandered the country’s oil weal...

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Published 17.06.2015 // 

'The humanitarian needs in South Sudan are massive, and they are increasing. Nearly eight million people are experiencing a critical food shortage, out of a population of just over 11 million. Norway is now increasing its support for humanitarian assistance in the country by NOK 30 million,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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