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.


Agreement on EEA and Norway Grants

Norway and the EU have initialled an agreement on Norway’s contribution for a new period of the EEA and Norway Grants. ‘This is a very good agreement. The goal of the EEA and Norway Grants is to promote growth and development in Europe, Norway’s most important export market', said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen.

Utenriksminister Børge Brende (t.h.) og leder for utviklingsdirektoratet i USA (USaid), Rajiv Shah, får en orientering om ebolasituasjonen av WHO i Freetown, Sierra Leone 15. oktober 2014. Nå kan den første effektive ebola-vaksinen være på vei.

Norwegian-led Ebola vaccine trials 'very promising'

The preliminary results of a Norwegian-led study in Guinea indicate that the first effective Ebola vaccine may have been successfully developed. 'An effective vaccine would be a significant breakthrough in the fight against Ebola, and would be invaluable for the affected countries and the international community as a whole,' 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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