Norway will close its embassy in Harare in June, the country’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bard Hopland, has revealed. Bard told the African News Agency on the sidelines of the official launch of the new Theatre in the Park venue in the capital that it could be his last public appearance in Zimbabwe as the embassy was moving to Pretoria, South Africa. “This might possibly be the last opportunity I have to address such a distinguished audience here in Harare since the Norwegian Embassy will be closing in June,” he said. “Following the dive of the oil price, and the cost of the refugee cases in Europe, all ministries have to cut their expenditures, so the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had to close five embassies.
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