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.


Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, will visit Oslo Forum 2018. Credit: UN

UN Secretary-General to Norway and Oslo Forum

2018-06-11: Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide is hosting the annual Oslo Forum, a meeting place for leaders from all over the world, at Losby Manor outside Oslo on 19 and 20 June. UN Secretary-General António Guterres will also take part at this year's Forum. After taking part in the Forum, Mr Guterres will attend an audience at the Royal Palace, and will have an additional programme with Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

The revised budget was presented 15 May. Ill.: Anagram Design AS

Revised national budget

Additional 116 million to humanitarian assistance

2018-05-15: 'Norway's humanitarian budget has never been bigger than it is now, but the needs created by the world's humanitarian crises are continuing to grow. The Government has therefore proposed increasing the humanitarian budget by NOK 116 million. The additional funds will be channelled primarily to the crises in Yemen and the DR Congo,' said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Meld. St. 36 (2016-2017)

Setting the course for Norwegian foreign and security policy

Strategy for cooperation with the EU 2018-2021

Norway's shared European interests and values form the basis for the country’s cooperation with EU institutions and member states in the international arena, not least in our common neighbouring areas.

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