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"This is the first time Norway and Russia hold bilateral meetings at the ministerial level since 2014," the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries said in a statement on Monday, November 28, Reuters reported.

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Norway takes part in international sanctions against Russia imposed after the 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.