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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.


The Government's new Arctic strategy presented

‘Growth in North Norway is higher than in the rest of the country and benefits Norway as a whole. The Government will step up its overall efforts in the north, to make North Norway one of our most innovative and sustainable regions,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg when she presented the strategy in Bodø, in North Norway.

Ahmad, 6, sits in his damaged classroom at the education compound that was attacked in Has, rural Idleb, on 26 October 2016. “I wanted to become a doctor, but I don’t think this is possible anymore because the school was hit. I became afraid of coming here. My dad is saying he will move us to another school in a new village,” Ahmad says. ©UNICEF/2016/Syria/Idleb/Khalil Ashawi

NOK 2.3 billion to alleviate Syria crisis in 2017

‘This year, Norway will provide at least NOK 2.3 billion in aid to Syria and the neighbouring countries. We are following up our pledges from the London conference in 2016 and giving substantial support to civilians affected by this horrific conflict,’ 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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