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A New border agreement for Norway and Russia

Norway and Russia agreed on a new border agreement in Moscow on Wednesday.

The new agreement is based on the earlier agreements from 1826 and 1949 and has been prepared in cooperation with a Norwegian-Russian border commission, the government states. 

The agreement implies a more detailed description of the border and an upgrading of border posts. The agreement also includes updated coordinates, more accurate maps of border areas and old border posts replaced with new ones.

“Clear and precise borders against our neighboring countries are important for Norway. I am therefore pleased that today we have signed a new agreement that provides a detailed and up-to-date description of the border with Russia based on modern technology, “says Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (H). 

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