International relations

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As the expert ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is both a preparatory and an executive body in connection with foreign policy matters, economic foreign policy issues and aid-related matters. The Ministry has two ministers, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of International Development.
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Statement at Second International Conference on Nutrition

'Policies to address Healthy and sustainable food systems, food loss and waste and policies for Climate Smart Agriculture are important steps to this end. Public-private partnership initiatives, such as the Stordalen EAT Initiative, presented to the preparatory technical meeting last year, are positive, needed and encouraged', said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his statement at the Second International Conference on Nutrition.

Norway’s international image ‘strong and stable’

The 2014 results of the international image and reputation survey the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index were released today. Norway is ranked 13th of 50 countries that have global influence.

Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug in Brussels

Thursday November 13th the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food will give a presentation on 'Forests And Bioeconomy' - future steps' at a seminar hosted by the European Forest Institute (EFI) at the European Parliament.

The Arctic: From opportunities to jobs

‘We are now embarking on the next phase of our efforts in the Arctic. We will pursue an active policy to translate knowledge and resources into jobs and value creation,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

The Arctic: From opportunities to jobs

The Government has proposed a total allocation of nearly NOK 3 billion for High North activities in 2015, an increase of well over NOK 0.5 billion from 2014.

Norway’s Arctic Policy for 2014 and beyond - a Summary

The world is turning its attention towards the Arctic now more than at any time in the past. The Arctic is a region of significant and increasing geopolitical importance. It is key to our ability to understand and manage climate change, and its natural resources offer major opportunities for business development and value creation.

Address at parliamentary meeting on freedom of religion or belief

Address by Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende at parliamentary meeting on freedom of religion or belief at the Lagting Chamber, the Storting, 7 November 2014.

Norway, EU and Democracy

'Thank you for inviting me to speak at this conference. The theme you have chosen is highly topical and close to my political and European heart. A united Europe based on peace, democracy, freedom, solidarity and respect for basic human rights', said Minister Vidar Helgesen in his statement at Europabevegelsen's conference 2014.

Youth employment and social entrepreneurship: New ways forward

'The EEA and Norway Grants are an important political instrument in Norway’s European policy. The purpose of the Grants is to reduce economic and social disparities in the internal market and to foster bilateral cooperation', State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub said in a speech in Lisboa on 5 November.

Security in the Arctic – a Norwegian perspective

'Arctic security is about maintaining the Arctic as an area of stability, predictability and international co-operation', State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen said in his speech at the Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik 2 November 2014.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Telephone: + 47 23 95 00 00
Fax: +47 23 95 00 99

Address

PO box 8114 Dep.
N-0032 Oslo
Norway

Street address:
7. juni-plassen/ Victoria Terrasse

Contact information

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Telephone: + 47 23 95 00 00
Fax: +47 23 95 00 99

Address

PO box 8114 Dep.
N-0032 Oslo
Norway

Street address:
7. juni-plassen/ Victoria Terrasse