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The Ministry of Justice’s goal is to ensure the security of individuals and society through effective preventive efforts and crisis management, and through good organisation of society’s emergency planning system. The Ministry of Defence is the government body resonsible for formulating and implementing Norwegian security and defence policy.

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NATOs utenriksministermøte

Prime Minister Erna Solberg congratulates Jens Stoltenberg on appointment as NATO Secretary General

“I would like to congratulate Jens Stoltenberg on his appointment as Secretary General of NATO. In Jens Stoltenberg, NATO has found a strong, unifying Secretary General. Today, Jens Stoltenberg has been given an important task that carries a great deal of responsibility. I am confident that he will carry out this task to the benefit of all NATO countries. The Government looks forward to cooperating closely with him in his new role,” said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Norway suspends all planned military activities with Russia

Norway has decided to suspend all scheduled bilateral military activities with Russia until the end of May 2014.

Foreign policy address to the Storting

"Let me be quite clear about what we are now witnessing: for the first time since the Second World War, a European state has forcibly annexed part of a neighbouring country", said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Børge Brende, in his address to the Storting.

Speech at DNAK meeting, Nordic and Central European Perspectives

Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide held this speech March 20, 2014 at the Norwegian Atlantic Committee meeting, marking 15 years of NATO membership for Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary. NATO 1999-2014 and beyond: Nordic and Central European Perspectives “NATO’s role after Afghanistan – adaptations to new challenges”

Council of Europe must discuss situation in Ukraine

“A meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers should be held as soon as possible to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The Council of Europe plays a key role in promoting democracy and the rule of law in its member states. The Council of Europe could therefore play a constructive part in addressing the continuing crisis in Ukraine,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Norway upholds its commitment to Syria operation

Despite delays on the ground, Norway upholds its commitment to the OPCW-UN to transport Syrian chemical agents out of Syria within the deadline set by the UN Security Council.

“NATO, the EU and the rise of East Asia”

Speech held at the "Leangkollenkonferansen" February 4th 2014 by Minister of Defence Norway Ine Eriksen Søreide. Title of the speech: “NATO, the EU and the rise of East Asia”.

The Rise of East Asia and Transatlantic Relations

"There can be no doubt that we are moving into a world where the power and influence of countries outside Europe and North America is increasing. But the tempo and final consequences of this development are not as easy to predict", said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, in his speech at this year's Leangkollen Conference.

Norway offers UN airlift support

New York: Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide concludes her visit to the United States with meetings at the United Nations. Today she offered Norwegian air transport assistance to the UN mission in South Sudan.

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Ministry of Defence

Telephone: + 47 23 09 80 00
Fax: + 47 23 09 60 75

Address

Box 8126 Dep., N-0032 Oslo

Visiting address:
Myntgata 1

Contact information

Ministry of Defence

Telephone: + 47 23 09 80 00
Fax: + 47 23 09 60 75

Address

Box 8126 Dep., N-0032 Oslo

Visiting address:
Myntgata 1