Prime Minister Støre met Pelosi and McConnell at US Congress

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On Monday evening, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre met the Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, and the Senate Minority Leader, Republican Mitch McConnell.

Prime Minister Støre and Speaker Nancy Pelosi in front of American flags in the Congress building.
Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre with Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi. Credit: Anne Kristin Hjukse / Office of the Prime Minister

‘US leadership, coordination and support to Ukraine since the invasion began have been critical and have played a vital role in maintaining Allied solidarity. I thanked Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McConnell for their crucial support, not least through the funding from Congress. I also took the opportunity to tell them about Norway’s substantial contributions and assure them that Norway will continue to provide support for as long as it is needed,’ said Mr Støre.

Mitch McConnell and Jonas Gahr Støre meets in Congress.
Senate Minority Leader, Republican Mitch McConnell and Prime Minister of Norway, Jonas Gahr Støre. Credit: Office of the Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell

The US Congress has just adopted new, far-reaching legislation known as the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains a number of important climate-related measures and support schemes promoting the green transition.

‘Norway and the US share ambitions in the areas of climate action, renewable energy and the green transition. This makes us obvious partners and today we discussed how the Norwegian business sector can deliver technology and solutions that promote the global energy transition and will help us to achieve the climate targets,’ said Mr Støre.