Erik Svedahl. Photo: Norwegian Consulate General

Svedahl from Murmansk to Kyiv

Norway’s Consul General in Murmansk, Erik Svedahl, is appointed Ambassador to Ukraine.
March 14, 2020

Three years after Erik Svedahl was appointed Consul General at Norway’s northernmost diplomatic mission, the King in Council on Friday appointed him to move on as new Ambassador to Kyiv.

With the move, Svedahl becomes the second to shift position from Murmansk to Kyiv.

In 2011, Jon Elvedal Fredriksen moved directly from Murmansk to Kyiv where he served as Ambassador until 2016.

It is not announced who will take over the Norwegian Consulate.

The diplomatic mission recently moved out from the fashionable building on Sofia Perovskya street in central Murmansk to a temporary location at the sixth-floor in an office building until the new Consulate General is built at the Zavoskaya street in 2024.

Erik Svedahl was the tenth Consul General for Norway in Murmansk, all men. He followed Ole Andreas Lindeman, Øyvind Nordsletten, Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, Rune Aasheim, Fredrik Arthur, Robert Kvile, Otto Hjorth Mamelund, Odd Gunnar Skagestad and Knut Hauge. 

The Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk was opened in 1993.

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