Hans Wilhelm Longva

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Hans Wilhelm Longva, 2010.

Hans Wilhelm Longva (31 January 1942 – 12 October 2013) was a Norwegian diplomat.

He took the cand.jur. degree, and alter started working for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1966. He served as Norway's ambassador to Kuwait from 1984 to 1991, followed by ten years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as subdirector until 1994, head of department until 1995 and deputy under-secretary of state from 1995 to 2001. He was then Norway's ambassador to Turkey from 2001 to 2006, briefly stationed in Azerbaijan before serving as ambassador to Syria and Lebanon from 2006 to 2008. He finished his career as special adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he served until his death in 2013. [1]

Longva was stationed in Kuwait during the Gulf War which struck the country. In early 2006, Norway's embassy in Syria was attacked as a part of the Muhammad cartoons controversy.

Gulf War 1990–1991 war between Iraq and Coalition Forces

The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait arising from oil pricing and production disputes. The war is also known under other names, such as the Persian Gulf War, First Gulf War, Gulf War I, Kuwait War, First Iraq War or Iraq War, before the term "Iraq War" became identified instead with the 2003 Iraq War.

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  1. "Hans Wilhelm Longva". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 17 October 2013.