Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Anniken Huitfeldt (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.
Collapsed building under rain in Sarmada, north-west Syria. Credit: Bilal Al-hammoud, Ocha

Provides 150 million to earthquake victims

The humanitarian funding will be primarily channelled through the UN, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Norwegian humanitarian organisations. The UN and the Red Cross are currently working to obtain an updated overview of the humanitarian needs. The NOK 150 million will help to address these needs.

Ukraina - med grenser til Russland og Hviterussland i nord, Polen i vest/nordvest, Slovakia og Ungarn i vest og Romania og Moldova i sørvest. Ill.: wikimedia commons

Latest news on the situation in Ukraine

An overview of articles on the rise in tensions between Russia and Ukraine and the Russian attack on Ukraine on 24 February 2022 is available below.