Azerbaijan International

Spring 2002 (10.1)
Page 78

New Faces / New Places
Norwegian Embassy

Steinar Gil
is the new Norwegian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, replacing Olav Berstad. Gil arrived on January 9, 2002 and presented his credentials to President Aliyev on March 15, 2002. He has a Ph.D. in Russian Literature from the University of Oslo and has lectured on the subject at various universities.

Gil has served at Norway's embassies in Warsaw and Moscow and headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Division for CIS and Central and Eastern Europe. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director General, heading the Russia/CIS Section. Norwegian Embassy, 6-10 Vagif Mustafazade St., Baku. Tel: (994-12) 97-43-25; Fax: 97-37-98;


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