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.


NOK 1 billion to Syria and its neighbouring countries

The civil war in Syria has resulted in one of the largest humanitarian crises since the Second World War. In the revised budget, the Government proposes an increase in Norway's support to Syria and its neighbouring countries of NOK 250 million.

Utenriksminister Børge Brende i møte med Ukrainas president Petro Porosjenko, 12. mai 2015.

Norway increases its support to Ukraine

Norway is increasing its support to Ukraine by NOK 70 million, bringing the total for 2015 so far up to NOK 310 million. ‘This conflict and the instability it is causing in Europe affects us all. Norway is now increasing its support for the Ukrainian Government’s reform efforts'.


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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