Not applicable to abolish sanctions against Russia now
"Not applicable to abolish sanctions against Russia now. Even though there is business circles' dissatisfaction" - this is what Norway’s Minister of Industry and Trade Monica Mæland says during her visit to Moscow on 20 April 2017.
But there is hardly any doubt that Monica Mæland's visit to Moscow in connection with the reunification of the Norwegian-Russian Economic Commission is the most visible sign that the links between the two lanes are slowly moving back to normal.
The Norwegian-Russian Commission for Economic Cooperation met in Moscow on Thursday 20 April, for the first time in almost four years. At the same time, the government and Norwegian industry argue about the sanction policy that Norway is involved with in Russia.
Now Norwegian politicians are now on their way back to Russia. Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg attended a fisheries conference in St. Petersburg in June 2016, and at the end of March 2017 Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende met his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov in Arkhangelsk on the occasion of a conference on the Arctic.
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Norway’s Minister of Industry and Trade Monica Mæland representing Norwegian business in Moscow on 20 April 2017
FOTO: JURIJ LINKEVITSJ