Speeches and articles

On this page you can find speeches and articles from the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministries.

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan

Milan, 16 October 2014

Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at the first plenary session 'Promoting Financial and Economic Cooperation through Enhanced Europe-Asia Connectivity' at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Milan 16 October 2014.


Challenges for implementation of a peace agreement

Oslo, 13 October 2014

'For Colombia, a peace agreement represents only a beginning. The real challenge is what lies ahead. Norway has a long-term partnership with Colombia, and will continue to provide assistance in the post-conflict phase', said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen in his statement at a seminar on the Colombian peace agreement.


Press Conference Remarks

Cairo, 12 October 2014

'This conference is important because countries pledged important financial resources to reconstruct Gaza according to the National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan of the Government of Palestine', said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, in his remarks at the press conference.


Introductory Remarks at the Cairo Conference on Palestine

Cairo, 12 October 2014

'Some six weeks have passed since the 51 days of fighting ended, but the wounds are far from healed. Ahead of the AHLC donor meeting in New York, I visited Gaza in early September to survey the fallout on the ground. The scenes of massive destruction were devastating, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said at the Gaza conference.


The speech from the throne by His Majesty The King on the occasion of the opening of the 159th session of the Storting

The Storting, October 2 2014

The Storting, October 2 2014


Opening Statement on the Oslo Plenary of the Missile Technology Control Regime

Oslo, 1 October 2014

- Norway is prepared to work focussed and devoted, and continue to cooperate closely with all MTCR Partners in the year ahead – as well as further promote missile non-proliferation and global security through dialogue with non-members, said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his opening address at the MTCR meeting in Oslo.


Enhancing International Cooperation, Solidarity, Local Capacities and Humanitarian Action for Refugees in Africa

UNHCR's Executive Committee, Geneva 30 September 2014


Statement at Global Citizens Festival

Central Park, New York, 27 September 2014


Human Rights Up Front: Preventing Human Rights Crises Worldwide

Trygve Lie Symposium 2014, IPI, New York, 26 September 2014

'A worsening human rights situation is often a telling sign of an impending crisis. We must learn to respond to these signs', Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said in his opening intervention at the Trygve Lie Symposium 2014 in New York 26 September.


United Nations General Assembly Sixty-ninth Session

General Debate, New York, 25 September 2014