Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is a Government Office with responsibility for the formation and implementation of Norwegian security and defence policy.


Frank Bakke-Jensen

Changes in the Government:

Frank Bakke-Jensen new Minister of Defence

Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen has been appointed Minister of Defence.

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Kristin Lund to be the first female UN leader in the Middle East

On October 6th the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gueterres announced that Major General Kristin Lund will be the new head of UNs military observers in the Middle East - United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Lund will make it to the history books once again becoming the first female leader for UNTSO. UNTSO is amongst others responsible for monitoring the ceasefire between Israel and the neighboring Arabic states.

Norwegian Government Proposes Significant Boost in Defence Expenditures

The Norwegian government continues to give priority to the defence sector in its annual budget proposal through a NOK 3 billion increase in 2018. It shows the government’s commitment to increase defence spending every year to meet the ambitions set out in the Long Term Plan “Capable and sustainable” for the defence sector for the years 2017-2020. In a more complex and dangerous world, Norway continues to invest in its Armed Forces.

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The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.


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Phone: + 47 23 09 80 00
Address: Pb. 8126 Dep., 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: Glacisgata 1, 0150 Oslo