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Key Points

  • The government of Norway will implement changes to its diplomatic presence throughout 2023, including opening and closing certain embassies


The government of Norway outlined changes that will take place in 2023, promoting increased diplomatic presence worldwide. These changes will include the following:

  • Increasing the number of diplomatic staff at the Norwegian embassies in Bucharest, Kyiv, and Vilnius to provide additional services to individuals in Eastern Europe.
  • Increasing the number of diplomatic staff posted at missions outside of Europe and increasing the number of locally employed staff at select missions.
  • Closing embassies in Bratislava (Slovakia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Pristina (Kosovo), the embassy office in Antananarivo (Madagascar), and the Consulate General in Houston, Texas (United States).

What are the Changes?

The government of Norway outlined changes that will take place in 2023 to provide increased diplomatic presence abroad. According to the government announcement, these changes will help the country evolve with the changing political and security landscape in Europe and the world.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Norway’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

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