The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shines As a Beacon of Peace

2006.06.25

The reputation of Norway as an international peacemaker has spread around the world since the historic 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and Palestine, followed by a peace settlement for Guatemala. Norway has now facilitated the first high-level talks in three years between the opposition group of Tamil Tigers and the government of Sri Lanka. Norway is also playing a vital role in peace efforts in the Sudan. Norway's exemplary role in these worldwide peace negotiations shines as a ray of hope for any nation in conflict and sends a clear message to the world that all nations can join actively in the cause for peace, no matter how distant the conflict may be.