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.


Agreement on EEA and Norway Grants

Norway and the EU have initialled an agreement on Norway’s contribution for a new period of the EEA and Norway Grants. ‘This is a very good agreement. The goal of the EEA and Norway Grants is to promote growth and development in Europe, Norway’s most important export market', said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen.

Financing for Development

‘The UN member states are negotiating a new global agenda for sustainable development and an international climate agreement. Both will need financing. The Addis Ababa conference will be crucial for an international agreement on financing for development,’ 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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