Press release | Date: 06/06/2019 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On Friday 14 June, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide will present a new white paper on Norway’s role and interests in multilateral cooperation. German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas will participate at the launch and will speak on multilateralism together with Ms Eriksen Søreide.
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‘As a small nation, we have everything to gain from promoting a well-ordered world with stable and predictable forms of international cooperation. We must give priority to binding multilateral cooperation in order to safeguard the security and welfare of Norwegian citizens. The white paper on Norway’s role and interests in multilateral cooperation will be an important tool in these efforts,’ said Ms Eriksen Søreide said.
During the visit by the German Foreign Minister, the Norwegian Government’s new strategy for Norway’s relations with Germany will also be launched. The two foreign ministers will hold bilateral talks on important European, foreign policy and security policy issues.
‘Germany is a key EU country and Norway’s most important partner in Europe. Norway and Germany share similar views on a great many issues, not least the importance of international cooperation and a rules-based world order. It is precisely for this reason that I am looking forward to launching the white paper together with my German colleague,’ Ms Eriksen Søreide said.
The launch of the white paper will take place at the Nobel Peace Center (Brynjulf Bulls plass 1). Members of the press and others who are interested are welcome to attend the event. The event will be held in English.
- 13:00: Doors open
- 13:30: Members of the press take their places
- 14:00: Launch
Presentation of the white paper by Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide
Speech by German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas
Discussion on international cooperation under pressure, led by Kate Hansen Bundt of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee
- 15:00: The two foreign ministers will be available to answer questions from the press
Accreditation: Members of the press who wish to attend the launch must register by 12:00 on Thursday 13 June using this link.
Press contact: Kari Eken Wollebæk, Kari.Eken.Wollebaek@mfa.no, + 47 928 27 327
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