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.

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Norway and the EU - Partners for Europe

Norway shares a common set of values with the EU and its member states, and we are working together to find joint solutions to common challenges. This brochure will tell you more about the areas in which Norway and the EU cooperate.

The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Photo: F.O.Andersen/MFA

Increases humanitarian support to Syria

‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

Foreign policy address  5 March 2015

'I will focus this address on five main thematic areas: 1) security, 2) our fundamental values, 3) economic interests, 4) peace, development and humanitarian policy, and 5) the fight against climate change', Børge Brende said in his address to the Storting.

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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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