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2009: Six ambassadors of NATO-member countries went on a study trip in northern Norway after the NATO Parliamentary Assembly session in Oslo
After the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Oslo, the Norwegian Ambassador to NATO, Kim Traavik, invited five of his fellow ambassadors on a study trip to Northern Norway. It was the German Ambassador Ulrich Brandenburg, the Rumanian Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, the British Ambassador Stewart Eldon, the Estonian Ambassador Jüri Luik and the Danish ambassador Per Poulsen-Hansen.
The study trip started with a visit at the Norwegian Foreign Ministers Jonas Gahr Støre’s office. At the Parliamentary congress Mr. Støre emphasised the importance of NATO attention on the security issues of the High Norht. Mr. Støre believes that the biggest challenges in the north will be issues concerning climate, energy and security at sea. In Kirkenes the ambassadors were told about the good results of Norwegian-Russian cooperation projects.
Speeches at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 2009 Session in Oslo
Press release: NATO Parliamentary Assembly discussed Alliance role in the High North
The Ambassadors met with the Norwegian Barents Secretariat
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