Morocco–Norway relations

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Morocco-Norway relations
Map indicating locations of Morocco and Norway



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


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.[4]


  1. ^ "Oslo could neither be unaware of, nor downplay the nature of the breaches made by its diplomats" (Press release) (in French). Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation. Retrieved September 9, 2011.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Child custody case in Morocco" (Press release). Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Retrieved September 9, 2011. Archived September 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b "Ingen norsk ambassadør i Marokko på ett år". TV 2. July 30, 2010. Retrieved September 9, 2011.