Changes in the Government

In the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

Minister of Research and Higher Education, Ms. Sandra Borch, has been honourably discharged from her office.

Mr. Oddmund Hoel has been honourably discharged as state secretary to Minister of Research and Higher Education, Ms. Sandra Borch, and is appointed as new Minister of Research and Higher Education.

The changes are effective as of 12:00 hours today, 23 January 2024.


The government is a coalition between the Labour Party (Lab.) and the Centre Party (Cent.) The members of the Government are as follows:

Prime Minister
Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre (Lab.)

Minister of Finance
Mr. Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Cent.)

Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion
Ms. Tonje Brenna (Lab.)

Minister of International Development
Ms. Anne Beathe Tvinnereim (Cent.)

Minister of Trade and Industry
Mr. Jan Christian Vestre (Lab.)

Minister of Children and Families
Ms. Kjersti Toppe (Cent.)

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Espen Barth Eide (Lab.)

Minister of Defence
Mr. Bjørn Arild Gram (Cent.)

Minister of Transport
Mr. Jon-Ivar Nygård (Lab.)

Minister of Health and Care services
Ms. Ingvild Kjerkol (Lab.)

Minister of Justice and Public Security
Ms. Emilie Enger Mehl (Cent.)

Minister of Energy
Mr. Terje Aasland (Lab.)

Minister of Culture and Equality
Ms. Lubna Jaffery (Lab.)

Minister of Agriculture and Food
Mr. Geir Pollestad (Cent.)

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Mr. Erling Sande (Cent.)

Minister of Digitalisation and Public Governance
Karianne O. Tung (Lab.)

Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy
Ms. Cecilie Myrseth (Lab.)

Minister of Education
Ms. Kari Nessa Nordtun (Lab.)

Minister of Climate and Environment
Mr. Andreas Bjelland Eriksen (Lab.)

Minister of Research and Higher Education
Mr. Oddmund Hoel (Cent.)