Civil protection and defence

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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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Congratulations to Thorbjørn Jagland

Thorbjørn Jagland has been re-elected as Secretary General of the Council of Europe by an overwhelming majority. Both Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende congratulate on the re-election.

Historic mission in Syria nears conclusion

‘I am proud of the way in which the Norwegian Armed Forces have carried out their part of the mission. Removing these weapons from Syria has been vital for ensuring that they cannot be used against the civilian population or fall into the wrong hands. The efforts of our Armed Forces are an important contribution to international peace and security. Although the operation has taken longer than first anticipated, Norway has remained determined throughout to see it through to its conclusion,’ said Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide.

Use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Expert Meeting, Oslo 17 June 2014

German-Norwegian Defence and security co-operation seminar, Snarøya, June 3 2014

Morten Tiller, Norwegian National Armaments Director, presented these remarks at the German-Norwegian Defence and security co-operation seminar, Snarøya, June 3, 2014.

Speech at the Norwegian-American Defence Conference 2014

State secretary Øystein Bø held a speech at the Norwegian-American Defence Conference (NADIC) 2014, in Washington D.C. - "Innovation in Times of Austerity". At the NADIC conference Bø also met with Senator John McCain.

Joint Strike Missile (JSM) - A Considerably Strengthened Norwegian Threshold Against War and Conflict

Friday the 23rd of May 2014 the Norwegian Government presented a bill to Parliament where it proposes to invest nearly NOK 3.7 billion (USD 622 million) in the third and final phase of development of the Joint Strike Missile. The JSM has been in development since 2004 and is one of the most advanced military development programs ever conducted in Norway. Its objective is to equip future Norwegian F-35 combat aircraft with a weapon that allows for successful engagement of highly defended sea- and land targets at very long range.

Norwegian general becomes the first female UN force commander

Major General Kristin Lund was today appointed military commander of the UN peace keeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Major General Lund becomes the first female force commander of a UN peacekeeping operation.

Defence and security industry co-operation between Norway and UK

These remarks were held at a Norway-UK seminar in London by John I. Laugerud, Deputy Armaments Director at the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, May 8th 2014. Defence and security industry co-operation between Norway and UK.

Statement at 124th Session of the Committee of Ministers

"I reiterate Norway’s strong support for Ukraine’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity. We strongly urge Russia to pull its troops back from Ukraine’s borders and to avoid any action that could destabilise Ukraine", said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, in his statement.

Stronger Norwegian-British cooperation

The close bilateral relations between Norway and the United Kingdom and the tense security situation in Europe topped the agenda as Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide met her British colleague, Philip Hammond, in London on Tuesday 29 April.

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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

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