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Norwegian government delegation visit to Eritrea successfully concluded 

By Yohanes Tesfay

December 17, 2014 (Asmara) –  The delegation of the Ministry of justice of Norwegian government conducted a 3 day working visit to Eritrea from the 14th to the 17th of December.

The delegation consist of the following participants:  The delegation consisted of Mr. Jan Bugge-Mahrt, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreing Affairs, Mr. Siw S. Lexau, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Justice and Public Security ,Mrs. Mette Ono Njøten, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Justice and Public Security,Mrs. Anne Siri Rustad, Policy Director/Return Coordinator, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration ,Mrs. Bente Scott Amundsen, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.

The delegation signed a cost sharing agreement with the UNDP in support of the effort to youth employment and skills development projects that UNDP in Eritrea and National Union Eritrean of Youth and student (NUEYS) have embarked in. The agreement was signed by Mrs. Christine Umutoni – UNDP Resident Representative and Mr.Siw S. Lexau, the Deputy Director General for the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

This agreement aims to establish opportunities for supporting the youth training centres which will help develop the capacity of Eritrean youth’s skills level as well as improving  their opportunities of acquiring professional employments, which in turn would benefit the overall development goals of the nation.

The delegation also conducted a field trip to Keren on the final day of their stay in the country, where they witnessed UNDP/NUEYS projects where youth are given opportunities to train in various training curriculums including woodwork, metal work as well as cement works.

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