On Tuesday, Commissioner for human rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova and representatives of the Norwegian delegation discussed issues of migration policy and exchanged views on practical work with migrants in modern conditions, according to the website of the Federal ombudsman.
On Friday, there was a meeting of the Commissioner with the Norwegian delegation, which included Senior Advisor of the information centre on migration, the Norwegian Ambassador in Russia Leidulv Namtvedt and representatives of the Norwegian migration authorities.
«During the meeting there were discussed the issues of migration policy, as well as exchanged views on practical experience working with migrants in modern conditions», — says the message on the website.
More than 5 thousand migrants crossed the Russian-Norwegian border last year in search of asylum in Norway. Mostly, they were the natives of the countries of the Middle East and Africa, including Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq. The majority of migrants had single-entry or transit visas, which they used entering and leaving Russia. Norway announced that they intended to expel all refugees who did not have the right to stay in the country from the Kingdom. However, in January sending refugees to Russia was suspended by decision of the Russian side «for security reasons».