‘I am extremely pleased that the UN member states have agreed on a framework for financing sustainable development. This is good news for the world, and particularly for the least developed countries,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Ambassador Arve Ofstad answering questions about Norway to Zambian students. 
Photo: Chanda Mwenya.

A total of 25 Zambian students are travelling to Norway in August, in order to further their education and obtain their Master or Ph.D degrees

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Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to renew its support to the Women’s Rights Committee (WRC) of the Law Association of Zambia’s (LAZ) project “The National Legal Aid Clinic for Women”. The agreement was recently signed by the Embassy in Lusaka on behalf of the Ministry.

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Open Zambia recently named the Norwegian-supported organisation Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) the civil society leader of the year.

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Er du ikke hjemme i Norge på valgdagen den 14.September? Fortvil ei, du kan forhåndsstemme på ambassaden fra onsdag 8. juli til og med fredag 4.september.

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Photo: Arve Ofstad.

The Norwegian company Yara is the worlds’s largest producer of mineral fertilisers, and is now establishing itself in Zambia.

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Transparency International in Zambia (TIZ) provoked lively debates and critical questioning between participants and presenters from public institutions, civil society and media, when they recently conducted a training workshop on how to monitor public procurement – with special focus on the transport sector. The Norwegian Embassy supports this TIZ programme, and counsellor Kari Thorsen...

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Norway's ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Arve Ofstad. 
Photo: Gunn Karin Sommerstad.

Official speeches, impressive singers, imported salmon and pictures from Norway dominated the official reception on the occasion of Norway’s National Day. Some 200 guests gathered at the ambassador’s residence in the early evening, including government officials, partners in business, civil society, and Norwegians living in Zambia.

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Norwegian Ambassador Arve Ostad (Seated: in the centre) and Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General Berlin Msiska (Seated: on the right) with the strong group that attended the Annual Meeting

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) invited in early March (2015) their partners including the Norwegian Tax Administration (NTA), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Statistics Norway, and the Norwegian Embassy to review and discuss the two ongoing programmes of cooperation. This was the annual meetings for Norway’s support to capacity building in the Mining Unit and the Large Taxpayers...

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Tax administrators from six countries gathered in Lusaka. Zambia's Commissioner General Berlin Msiska and Norway's ambassador Arve Ofstad seated in the centre.

Zambia played host to the “tax-for-development” regional workshop 4 th to 5 th March 2015, organised by Norad and attracting the participation of tax administrations from six countries: Ghana, Mozambique, Norway, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, as well the experts from IMF. “Yes, we always think like we are from one tribe.  We are all members of the same tribe, the tax tribe” – Svein Osvik...

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