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No Norway troops to Mali, says coalition. Norway’s government discounts the country will be sending military personnel to aid work in Mali, the tri-partite coalition announces. Today’s decision, announced by tri-partite coalition member the Socialist Left (SV), contradicts reports last week by non-Norwegian media that this would be happening. Labour (Ap) Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide said last month Norway was only considering the move, but that nothing was definite regarding North Africa at that time.

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No Norway troops to Mali, says coalition

Published on Monday, 11th February, 2013 at 18:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Norway’s government discounts the country will be sending military personnel to aid work in Mali, the tri-partite coalition announces.

Snorre Valen MP
Snorre Valen MP
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Today’s decision, announced by tri-partite coalition member the Socialist Left (SV), contradicts reports last week by non-Norwegian media that this would be happening.

Labour (Ap) Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide said last month Norway was only considering the move, but that nothing was definite regarding North Africa at that time.

His announcement came following the Statoil/BP In Aménas gas facility terrorist attack, which caused the deaths of 37 foreign hostages including ultimately five Norwegian Statoil employees.

Calling it a “wise and important decision”, Socialist Left foreign policy spokesperson Snorre Valen MP said “Mali’s government lacks legitimacy and the country’s security forces are responsible for serious human rights violations.”

“It’s wise of Norway not to contribute with military capabilities in a civil war with ethnic divisions,” Mr Valen told NTB.

Norway is to contribute NOK 30 million towards the UN’s Mali fund.




Published on Monday, 11th February, 2013 at 18:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwayalgeria, inamenas.


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