Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Espen Barth Eide (Lab.)

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Anne Beathe Tvinnereim (Cent.)

Minister of International Development

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.
Bilde fra luften som viser de hvite teltene som er feltsykehuset

Strong Norwegian support for Red Cross hospital in Gaza

Together with Secretary General of the Norwegian Red Cross Anne Bergh, Minister for Development Cooperation Anne Beathe Kristiansen Tvinnereim, has received a briefing on the newly opened field hospital in Rafah. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contributed NOK 30 million to the hospital.

Three siblings in an Ukrainian room with damages from bombing.

Norway’s support to Ukraine is of vital importance

Press release 02/02/2024

The Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine is helping Ukraine both to defend its people and territory against Russia’s attacks and to maintain critical public functions.