Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Anniken Huitfeldt (Lab.)

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Anne Beathe Tvinnereim (Cent.)

Minister of International Development

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.
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Norway in the UN Security Council 2021-2022

Norway is an elected member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and 2022. We will use the experience gained from many years of engagement in peace and reconciliation efforts to build bridges and seek solutions to the seemingly intractable conflicts on the Security Council’s agenda.

Det blir ekstraflygninger for nordmenn fra Spania.

International travel and the coronavirus

The global advice against all non-essential travel was rescinded on 1 October 2021, and no new pandemic-related travel advice has been issued for any countries in connection with this. Travel advice may be issued for specific countries if major challenges related to the pandemic emerge again. Anyone considering a trip abroad should think carefully about whether it is necessary to travel.


Partner Countries in Development Policy

Norway’s development efforts are designed to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which world leaders adopted at the UN summit in 2015. The main aim is to eradicate extreme poverty, ensure inclusive and sustainable development and promote prosperity, peace and justice throughout the world by 2030.

News from the Ministry

Regjeringen Støre på Slottsplassen

Fields of responsibility in Gahr Støre's government

14/10/2021: Having been appointed by the King in a session of the Council of State at 10:00 am 14 October, Jonas Gahr Støre’s government met for its first Council of State session at the Royal Palace at 12:00 noon the same day. Here, the division of responsibilities between the members in the Government was decided.

14-day Covid-19 case notification rate per 100.000 inhabitants, updated 30 August 2021.  Credit: EU

Information about travel and coronavirus

04/10/2021: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rescinded its advice against all non-essential travel for the Schengen area/EEA, Switzerland and the UK. Exceptions to the global travel advice for these countries will now be assessed independently of the quarantine requirements. The infection situation and local restrictions can change very quickly. Anyone considering a trip abroad should think carefully about whether it is necessary to travel.