According to the Foreign Ministry release issued Thursday, 16 May, while expressing delight over the event, President Weah stated that 'as we join Your Majesty and the noble people of Norway in commemorating the 205th Anniversary of the signing of Norway's constitution at Eidsvoll
, we note with pleasure that under your guidance, relations between our two countries have taken new and momentous heights mutually beneficial to our respective national interests'.
The Norwegian Constitution Day is being observed every 17th of May wherein the country's constitution was signed by the Eidsvoll
Assembly in 1814.
However, Norway had its own parliament and indeed its own constitution, adopted at Eidsvoll
outside Oslo on 17 May 1814 which is celebrated on Norway's national day.
The most decisive and cogent event was the Constitutional Assembly at Eidsvoll
, north of Christiania (Oslo).
(5) In 1814, many of these students had become government officials or civil servants, who were sent to Eidsvoll
to create a constitution.
"Today the flagpole is naked, amongst Eidsvoll
's budding trees, but this is the very hour, we know what freedom is" (Nordahl Grieg: "17th of May 1940").
, Norway's minister of international development say his country wants to "help turn Africa's 'resource curse' into a 'resource blessing.' "And the World Bank, the IMF, the EITI and African civil society are on board the AMV bandwagon.
Companies Mentioned in this Report: Kongsberg Defense Systems, Forsvarets Forsknings Institutt, NAMMO AS, Kitron, Natech NSV AS, Jotne EPM Technology AS, Tinex, Thales Norway AS, Sea-Hawk Navigation AS, Umoe Mandal, Eidsvoll
Interventions include Heikki Eidsvoll
Holmas, Norway's Minister of International Development, Christian Friis Bach, Denmark's Minister for Development Cooperation, and Heidi Hautala, Finland's Minister for International Development, together with UNU-WIDER director Finn Tarp and UNU-WIDER staff Rachel Gisselquist, Miguel Nino-Zarazua, and myself.
The Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll
17th May 1814, and declared Norway to be an independent nation.
The Norwegians ignored this international agreement and chose the Danish Prince as their king and adopted the liberal Eidsvoll
Constitution on May 17, 1814 (May 17 later became Norway's national holiday).