Ministry of Defence

Bjørn Arild Gram (Cent.)

Minister of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is a Government Office with responsibility for the formation and implementation of Norwegian security and defence policy.
Image of the Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps (centre), seen here with the Norwegian Defence minister, Bjørn Arild Gram (left) and Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Olekesiy Neizhpapa (right) at a trilateral agreement between the UK, Norway, and Ukraine.

United Kingdom and Norway will support Ukraine in building coastal and maritime defence

– The United Kingdom , Norway and several other nations will assist in the strengthening of Ukraine’s security along their coastlines and to the sea. Ukraine will receive the support they need to build their own maritime capabilities, says defence minister Bjørn Arild Gram.

Norway's Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram

Proposal for defence budget 2024:

A Strong Defence Budget for Demanding Times

The Norwegian Government´s proposal for the 2024 defence budget increases national defence capability and strengthens military readiness at a time of war in Europe. It also follows up Norway’s commitments to NATO and demonstrates solidarity with Ukraine.

Ukraina.  Illustrasjon: Torbjørn Vagstein, DSS

Norwegian support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries

This is an overview of Norway’s support to Ukraine and other countries affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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