Morocco–Norway relations

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Morocco–Norway relations refer to bilateral relations between Morocco and Norway. morocco has an embassy in Oslo whilst Norway has an embassy in Rabat.

2009[edit]

The Norwegian embassy's alleged improper sheltering of 2 dual-citizenship children (of Khalid Skah and Cecilie Hopstock) during their escape in 2009, led to a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.[1][2] The children stayed at the embassy for 3 days.[3] On the following day, Norway's ambassador (Bjørn Blokhus) left Morocco.[4] One year after the incident, Moroccan authorities had not approved any new ambassador from Norway.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] "Oslo could neither be unaware of, nor downplay the nature of the breaches made by its diplomats", Morroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation press release (French language)
  2. ^ [2] "Child custody case in Morocco", Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release
  3. ^ http://www.dagsavisen.no/utenriks/article428902.ece
  4. ^ http://www.tv2.no/nyheter/utenriks/ingen-norsk-ambassadoer-i-marokko-paa-ett-aar-3256974.html
  5. ^ http://www.tv2.no/nyheter/utenriks/ingen-norsk-ambassadoer-i-marokko-paa-ett-aar-3256974.html