Norway’s envoy calls on Mehbooba, Omar

Ambassador of Norway, Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, called on J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here on Monday evening.
Norway’s envoy calls on Mehbooba, Omar
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Ambassador of Norway, Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, called on J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here on Monday evening.

An official spokesman said Kamsvag briefed the Chief Minister about the interventions by his government in India particularly in technology transfer, fisheries, wind energy, water treatment, hydro power and maternal health. "The Norwegian Ambassador informed the Chief Minister that his country is the second biggest fish exporting country in the world. He also informed her about various fishing and energy tapping technologies developed by his country," the spokesman said.

The Chief Minister informed the Ambassador about various initiatives taken by the Government particularly in checking pollution, building infrastructure and developing some core sectors like horticulture and tourism.

Mehbooba also invited Norwegian support in terms of technology transfer in improving water treatment plants, development of fisheries, conservation of Dal and Wullar lakes and wind and solar energy in the State.

Kamsvag called on National Conference working president Omar Abdullah here and discussed the Kashmir issue with him.

Kamsvag met the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister at the latter's Gupkar residence.

The overall political and economic situation of the state came up for a detailed discussion during the hour-long meeting between the two, a spokesman of the National Conference, the opposition in the state, said. He added that Omar briefed the envoy about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the NC's stand on it.

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