Select Committee on Welsh Affairs Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter from the Norwegian Embassy

  The Norwegian Embassy is in London and I, as the Ambassador, cover all parts of the United Kingdom. Given the special historic relations and the flourishing economic relations between Norway and Scotland, Norway in 1974 established a Consulate General in Edinburgh. The Consul General and the Vice Consul are both career diplomats and work under my authority and in close co-operation with this Embassy. In addition, Norway has appointed 31 honorary consuls scattered all over the United Kingdom. In Cardiff, Mr Samuel Charles Smith has served as our Consul since 1998 and I am happy to say that he will continue to do so.

  I do not foresee that our representation in Wales will be changed in the foreseeable future. Given the level of the excellent relations we already enjoy, I believe that both Wales and Norway are well served with the present arrangement.

Tarald O Brautaset
The Ambassador

14 December 2000

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