Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The main task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to secure and promote Norway’s interests internationally. Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.


World leaders to Oslo for Summit on Education

Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Norsk helseteknologi blir demonstrert for utenriksminister Børge Brende og direktør i Innovasjon Norge, Anita Krohn Traaseth, i forbindelse med lansering av stortingsmeldingen om globalisering og handel.

Government announces more proactive trade policy

‘Norway is a trading nation. Few countries are more dependent on foreign trade than we are. The Government is presenting a white paper on its work to secure increased market access for Norwegian companies and better predictability for exports of goods and services and for investments,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


Meld. St. 10 (2014-2015)

Opportunities for All: Human Rights in Norway’s Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation

Norway's arctic policy

Norway's arctic policy: Creating value, managing resources, confronting climate change and fostering knowledge. Developments in the Arctic concern us all

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