‘I strongly condemn the terrorist attack that struck civilians as they celebrated the New Year in Istanbul,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norway has substantially increased its assistance for the Syrian crisis in 2016. ‘The war in Syria is affecting millions of people and has ramifications for the whole world. Norway has been at the forefront of efforts to mobilise more international aid, and we have provided NOK 2.7 billion ourselves this year. This funding is helping to save lives and provide schooling for children and young...

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In an effort to bolster the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods from Iraq and Syria, INTERPOL, UNESCO and other international and national organizations met to discuss effective strategies to implement relevant international agrements. The conference was organised with support from Norway.

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Wishing you joyful holidays! The Embassy working hours during the Christmas holidays will be as follows:

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Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s historical epic, which had after last weekend sold 705,726 tickets in Norway, is among the nine candidates for the five nominations for Best Foreign-Language Feature

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‘The bloodbath in Aleppo must stop. Reports from the UN of civilians and aid workers being summarily executed over the last 24 hours give cause for serious concern. I hope that the agreement that has apparently been reached on the evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from eastern Aleppo will help to end the atrocities,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon have launched their project ‘National Center for Forest Seeds of Lebanon’ during an inception workshop 24 November in Beirut.

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Kurdish-Norwegian director Zaradasht Ahmed’s Nowhere to Hide named Best Feature-Length Documentary at the world’s largest documentary film festival

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Contact information The Royal Norwegian Embassy Beirut P.O. Box 113.7001, Hamra 1103-2150 Beirut, Lebanon. Telephone: + 961 1 960 000 Fax: + 961 1 960 099 Fax Visa Section: +961 1 960 098 E-mail: emb.bey@mfa.no E-mail Visa Section: visabeirut@mfa.no Opening hours Embassy Telephone: + 961 1 960 000 (ext. 2) Switchboard is open Mon-Fri 08.30-16.00 Visitors: By appointment only Visa and consular...

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