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Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt attends Nordic-African Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Helsinki on 13–14 June

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Overseas Ministers and consultant from 20 Nordic and African international locations are collaborating on this yr’s Nordic-African Overseas Ministers’ Assembly in Helsinki. The primary matters of dialogue are peace and safety, sustainable growth and multilateral cooperation.

‘African international locations are taking part in an more and more necessary function in worldwide politics. We cooperate intently with many African international locations and the African Union. Their assessments and expertise are very important to us, and we’ve got benefited tremendously from their enter in reference to our work within the UN Safety Council,’ stated Ms Huitfeldt.

Various African international locations have skilled regular financial development and are making progress in relation to human rights and democracy. However drought, starvation and rising humanitarian wants on account of local weather change, battle and violent extremism pose challenges to stability and are hampering growth in lots of African international locations.

‘Solely the personal sector can create all the roles which might be wanted to make sure financial development and growth in Africa. A number of of the African ministers referred to as for elevated commerce and funding from the Nordic international locations. There are important alternatives for the Norwegian enterprise sector in Africa, and I’m happy that many Norwegian corporations are working in African international locations,’ stated Ms Huitfeldt.

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