A Book of Condolences will be open to the public during the following times:
Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th of July at 12:00 to 15:00 hrs at the Royal Norwegian Embassay, 5 Lanark Road, Belgravia, Harare.
For Norwegian information see here.
At 15.20 Friday afternoon a bomb exploded outside the Government’s office in the centre of Oslo. Some people were killed and several wounded in the blast. A few hours later an attack took place at Utøya where the Labour youth movement had its annual summer camp. A man has shot at and killed and injured a large number of participants. “Tonight our priority is to help save lives and to care for the wounded and those who have lost their loved ones. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to the families of the victims”, Mr Støre said shortly after the events.
The Government has mobilised all available resources to take part in the search and rescue operation. The police have launched a full scale criminal investigation and the Government will ensure that everything is done to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“Let me be clear: this is a deliberate attack on the Norwegian Government and the new generation of Norwegian politicians. We will not be intimidated or threatened by these attacks. The aim of such attacks is to spread fear and panic. We will not let that happen,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Støre.
“Norway has consistently advocated the values of democracy, rule of law, freedom of speech and human rights in our endeavours to overcome extremism and intolerance. The attack in Oslo will not change our politics, values and the way we engage in internationally,” concluded Mr Støre.
Up to date information from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is available from the Ministry's central web pages.
Read Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's statement regarding the attacks here (in Norwegian).
You can read the transcript from the Norwegian Foreign Minister's press conference on the 23rd of July here.