Atlantic Council and IFS conference, Oslo 19 March. - Speech by Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide: -As NATO draws down from its mission in Afghanistan and enters a new chapter in its history, we find ourselves challenged by a deteriorating security situation at the gates of Europe. […] The political role that NATO plays is of great value to Norway. We are fully part of NATO's collective approach. We strongly defend the right of every nation to decide its own future. [...]
The Minister and Executive VP of the Atlantic Council, Damon Wilson (Norwegian Defence)
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On the 23rd March the Norwegian Government presented the new Long term plan for Defence. The established defence policy goals and ambitions are corroborated.
On 14 June the Norwegian parliament (Stortinget) adopted the white paper “Competency for a new era”, Meld. St. 14 (2012-2013). The report is now available in English.
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