The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway has promised Lithuanian Ambassador in Oslo Izolda Bričkovskienė to put every effort to officially confirm that a seven-year-old Lithuanian boy who was returned from Sweden is indeed in Norway. The boy's mother attempted to take her son out of Norway, where the two lived. Swedish diplomats have said that Lithuania was not informed about the return of the child because his place of residence has not been declared in Lithuania.
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Jens Eikaas, representative of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Norway's Child Welfare Services (Barnevernet) first of all cares for a child's well-being and closely follows legal principles of confidentiality. He added, however, that he understands Lithuania's concern and promised to take every effort to find out whether the child is actually in Norway. The MFA's statement did not reveal if the Lithuanian ambassador is going to be allowed to see the boy.

Eikaas informed the ambassador that in spring the Norwegian Parliament will be proposed to consider joining the Hague convention of 1996 for the protection of children. It is hoped this would help countries cooperate in the area of child welfare.

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