Norwegian envoy visits Ganja

Norwegian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Bard Ivar Swendsen has visited Azerbaijan’s second largest city Ganja to familiarize himself with the region.

Swendsen met with Ganja Executive Authority head Elmar Veliyev, who informed the ambassador about this ancient city, its industrial potential, culture, as well as employment of residents.

The Norwegian diplomat was also informed about the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons suffering from Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and settled in Ganja and the head of state’s attention on settlement of their social and domestic issues.

Swendsen expressed his gratitude for hospitality and hailed the boosting diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Norway. He noted there are ample opportunities for further development between the two countries in political, economic and humanitarian cooperation.

He also hailed the support of Norway for a peaceful solution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, within the territorial integrity and inviolability on the basis of internationally recognized borders.

Following the meeting, the Norwegian diplomat was presented an album with pictures of the Heydar Aliyev Park Complex and originally published works of the great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi.