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.


New government

Changes in the Government - Astrup new minister

In an extraordinary session of the Council of State 17 January, the King has made changes in the Government. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nikolai Eivindssøn Astrup is new Minister of International Development. Ine Eriksen Søreide continues as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Former State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland.

NOK 1.3 billion increase in aid budget for 2018

'The Government's proposed aid budget for 2018 is bigger than ever before and amounts to NOK 35.1 billion. This is NOK 1.3 billion more than in 2017. We are intensifying our efforts to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and giving priority to areas that we know promote long-term development, growth and stability.


Meld. St. 36 (2016-2017)

Setting the course for Norwegian foreign and security policy

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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