Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre ( Lab. )


Born: 1960

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for Norway's foreign policy, the promotion of Norway's interests internationally and the foreign service, which consists of more than 100 embassies, permanent missions and delegations, and consulates general.

Political posts

2005-2012

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jens Stoltenberg’s second government

2000-2001

State Secretary and Chief of Staff, Office of the Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg’s first government

Work experience

2003-2005

Secretary General, the Norwegian Red Cross

2002-2003

Working Chair, ECON Analysis

1998-2000

Chief of Staff, World Health Organisation

1998

Ambassador, Norwegian Mission to the UN in Geneva

1995-1998

Director General, International Department, Office of the Prime Minister

1989-1995

Special Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister

1986-1989

Researcher, the Norwegian School of Management

1986

Teaching Fellow, Harvard negotiation project, Harvard Law School

Education

1981-1985

Degree in political science, specialising in history and social economics, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris

1979-1981

Naval Officers Training School (OMA III), The Royal Norwegian Naval Academy

Languages

Norwegian

Mother tongue

English

Fluent

French

Fluent

German

Working knowledge

Press photo of Mr Støre for free use

The Minister on social media:

  • Mr. Støre on Facebook (only in Norwegian)
  • Mr. Støre's blogg (only in Norwegian)
  • Mr. Støre on twitter (only in Norwegian)
  •