OREANDA-NEWSThe peoples of Russia and Norway for almost seven centuries of the existence of the border between countries have never crossed it with hostile goals. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the opening ceremony of an exhibition of ancient maps dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Treaty of the USSR and Norway on the regime of a joint border and the procedure for resolving border conflicts and incidents of 1949.

Prior to the ceremony, Russian Foreign Minister and Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Söreide raised glasses "for an agreement and a common border", which unites. Lavrov noted that the border between Russia and Norway was the first in Europe, which was legally fixed and established back in 1326.

The end of World War II, the minister continued, didn't lead to any territorial disputes between Russia and Norway. “There was a need to conclude a formal agreement, which was done in 1949, the head of the Russian diplomatic service explained. In fact, the border has existed for nearly seven hundred years, during this seven-century history there have been very different events on both sides of the border, but never neighboring peoples living here, they didn’t cross this border with hostile, predatory or any other malicious purposes".