On Friday, several heads of state and representatives of various organizations will attend a summit in Paris, where humanitarian aid to Gaza and climate change in the polar region will be discussed. Prime Minister Jonas Karstor (AP) was one of them.
In an interview with NRK, Støre said that he thinks it is difficult to see that the fighting we are seeing now will lead to a stable solution in the Middle East and that the Palestinians have the right to defend themselves.
Later today, he is scheduled to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss Ukraine and the war in the Middle East.
Sometime ago he met Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyev and held bilateral talks. Among other things, they spoke about the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Before the meeting, Storr told NRK that Norway had helped demand a ceasefire so that water, food and medicine could be delivered to those in need.
Støre also addressed the situation of around 250 Norwegian citizens trapped in Gaza, according to NTB. More than half of them should be children.
But Storr is also in Paris to talk about climate.
Pay attention to the weather
While two major wars demand more attention from world leaders and the international community, Storr is clear that one cannot afford to lose sight of the climate war.
– We have to pay attention to that. Storr adds that the big climate conference (COP 28) is just over a month away, which will take us forward to meet the climate goals:
– War may be one of the biggest threats to achieving climate goals. It breaks down everything needed to grow and close with it. So focus on the climate fight.
Conference in Paris This week is all about melting ice on large glaciers in the Arctic, Antarctic and high mountain regions.
– Here, Norway has expertise from the front, and I am proud to see our researchers here and setting the agenda.
Storr adds that Norway must fully focus on the climate conference in the Emirates in a few weeks. There, the Norwegian delegation is supposed to help ensure a resolution is reached, which, according to the prime minister, can reduce the exodus.
– Norway must reduce its emissions. We will develop technology that helps us and others reduce emissions significantly and quickly.
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