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“The nature of war, the role of the soldier – constant or changing?”

Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide held this speech at The Army Summit 2014, September 23, Akershus festning, Oslo. “The nature of war, the role of the soldier – constant or changing?”

Norway promises increased support for Iraq

‘Today’s meeting of the Security Council sends an important signal of international support for Iraq in its fight against the extremist organisation ISIL,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Global Security, Transnational Threats and Norwegian Interests

"Transnational threats are intertwined with the challenges of yesterday. This conference will help us refine the tools we need to counter them”, Foreign Minister Brende said when he opened the conference “A Nexus of Global Threats. Concepts and Response”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, when he opened the conference ""A New Nexus of global Threats? Concepts and Response" in Oslo.

Responding to the Nexus – The Case for NATO

Speech by Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide at the conferende "A New Nexus of global Threats? Concepts and Response" in Oslo Sept. 17 2014. The title of her speech was "Responding to the Nexus – The Case for NATO".

NATO Wales Summit – Revitalizing the Trans-Atlantic Bond

The Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide held this speech at The Rīga Conference 2014 September 12. The title of the speech was "NATO Wales Summit – Revitalizing the Trans-Atlantic Bond".

Multinational F-35-Summit to be held in Oslo on 25 September

For the first time the leaders of the multinational F-35-program will meet in Norway. This happens as all nine partner nations in the program assemble in Oslo for its second JSF steering board for 2014. The F-35 Program is expected to deliver around 3,000 aircraft for the nine partner nations as well as several direct export customers over the next 20 to 25 years and is the largest multinational technology development program of its kind since World War II. For the first time media will also be invited to cover the meeting from a dedicated press centre.

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.

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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