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Changes among the state secretaries

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Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher The Office of the Prime Minister

In today’s session of the Council of State, The King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

State secretary, Ms. Jorunn Hallaråker Heggelund, and state secretary, Ms. Julie Kristine Kordahl, have been honourably discharged as state secretaries to Minister of Children and Families, Mr. Kjell Ingolf Ropstad. Ms. Hallaråker Heggelund and Ms. Kordahl have been appointed again as state secretaries to Minister of Children and Families, Ms. Olaug Vervik Bollestad.

State secretary, Ms. Ingvild Ofte Arntsen has been honourably discharged as state secretary in a 50 percent position to Minister of Children and Families, Mr. Kjell Ingolf Ropstad. Ms. Ofte Arntsen is appointed again as state secretary in a 50 percent position to Minister of Children and Families, Ms. Olaug Vervik Bollestad. Ofte Arntsen also holds a 50 percent position as state secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.


The Government represents the Conservative Party (C), the Liberal Party (L) and the Christian Democratic Party (CDP). The state secretaries are:

To Prime Minister Erna Solberg (C)
Mr. Lars Øy (C)
Ms. Ingvild Næss Stub (C)
Mr. Rune Alstadsæter (C)
Mr. Audun Rødningsby (L) – Leave of absence 09.09.21-06.10.21
Mr. Hans Olav Syversen (CDP)
Mr. Oluf Ulseth (C)
Mr. Peder Weidemann Egseth (C)
Mr. Håvard Damberg Sandvik (L) – Acting 09.09.21-06.10.21

To Minister of Education and Integration Guri Melby (L)
Ms. Anja Johansen (L)
Mr. Grunde Kreken Almeland (L)
Ms. Anne Tørå Solsvik (L)

To Minister of Agriculture and Food and Minister of Children and Families Olaug Vervik Bollestad (CDP)
Ms. Jorunn Hallaråker Heggelund (CDP)
Ms. Julie Kristine Kordahl (CDP)
Ms. Ingvild Ofte Arntsen (CDP) – 50 percent position at the Ministry of Children and Families and 50 percent position at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Mr. Widar Skogan (CDP)

To Minister of Finance Jan Tore Sanner (C)
Mr. Magnus Thue (C)
Ms. Kari Elisabeth Olrud Moen (C)
Mr. Geir Straume Olsen (L)
Mr. Sverre Vatnar (CDP)
Ms. Maria Kristine Strandskog Göthner (C) – Leave of absence 18.03.21-08.12.21
Ms. Kristin Holm Jensen (C) – Acting from 10.03.21-08.12.21

To Minister of Justice and Public Security Monica Mæland (C)
Mr. Lars Jacob Hiim (C)
Mr. Thor Kleppen Sættem (C)
Ms. Hilde Johanne Barstad (C)

To Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (C)
Ms. Anne Grethe Erlandsen (C)
Ms. Maria Jahrmann Bjerke (C)
Mr. Saliba Andreas Korkunc (C)

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)
Mr. Audun Halvorsen (C)
Mr. Jens Frølich Holte (C)

To Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (C)
Mr. Vegard Einan (C)
Ms. Saida Roshni Begum (C)

To Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation Linda Hofstad Helleland (C)
Mr. Paul Chaffey (C)
Mr. Raymond Robertsen (C)

To Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen (C)
Ms. Tone Skogen (C)

To Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup (C)
Ms. Heidi Karin Nakken (C)
Mr. Paal Pedersen (C)

To Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (L)
Mr. Lars Andreas Lunde (C) – 50 percent position
Mr. Lars Øye Brandsås (L)

To Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide (CDP)
Ms. Ingelin Noresjø (CDP)
Mr. John-Ragnar Kvam Aarset (C)
Mr. Anders Tyvand (CDP)

To Minister of International Development Dag Inge Ulstein (CDP)
Mr. Aksel Jakobsen

To Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim (C)
Ms. Aase Marthe Johansen Horrigmo (C) – Leave of absence 20.09.21-22.05.22
Ms. Therese Eia Lerøen (C) – Acting from 13.09.21-22.05.22

To Minister of Culture and Equality Abid Raja (L)
Ms. Emma Lind (L)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru (C)
Mr. Tony Christian Tiller (C)
Mr. Lars Andreas Lunde (C) – 50 percent position

To Minister of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn (L)
Mr. Mathias Fischer (L)
Ms. Maren Hersleth Holsen (L)

To. Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen (C)
Ms. Trine Danielsen (C)