Stoltenberg: Last-minute agreement

OSLO: -I was not sure whether we would reach an agreement or not until yesterday, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg says about the Norwegian-Russian delimitation deal on the Barents Sea.


Talking to the press after today’s press conference with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Stoltenberg confirmed that the final parts of the deal on the disputed zone were struck only yesterday.

-I was not sure about the deal until yesterday, Stoltenberg said, adding however that he had been in good faith since before Christmas.

He also stressed that there has been a strong will for a deal on the Russian side, and that the deal is a good deal for both parts.

-This is one of the most important days ever in Norwegian-Russian relations, Stoltenberg proclaimed

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