[News story, Ministry of Defence, 08.01.2014]
Washington, D.C.: Ine Eriksen Søreide today begins her first visit to the United States in her new role as Minister of Defence. She will be in Washington, D.C., and New York in the days ahead, and has scheduled an extensive programme with US authorities and decision-makers. “The United States is our most important ally. Our good security and defence relationship with the United States must not be taken for granted. I would like to develop our cooperation further,” says the defence minister.