Prime Minister congratulates Thorbjørn Jagland

‘I would like to congratulate Thorbjørn Jagland on his re-election. It reflects the strong support for his reform work in the Council of Europe. In these times of crisis in Europe, with major challenges relating to human rights and democracy, the Council of Europe is more important than it has been for a very long time,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

‘I would like to congratulate Thorbjørn Jagland on his re-election. It reflects the strong support for his reform work in the Council of Europe. In these times of crisis in Europe, with major challenges relating to human rights and democracy, the Council of Europe is more important than it has been for a very long time,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
 
Thorbjørn Jagland has been re-elected as Secretary General of the Council of Europe by an overwhelming majority.

The Parliamentary Assembly has now confirmed the support that Mr Jagland was shown by the member states when he was nominated in the autumn, and he now has a strong mandate for continuing his reform efforts.

The Council of Europe, which is made up of 47 member states, promotes respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Mr Jagland will commence his second five-year term as Secretary General of the Council of Europe in September.
 
‘I would like to thank everyone who has worked to promote Mr Jagland’s candidacy, in particular the Norwegian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which has played a crucial role,’ commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.