Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide (Conservative Party)

Born: 1976
Appointed: 20/10/2017
Left: 14/10/2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for Norwegian foreign policy, the promotion of Norway’s interests internationally and the work of the Foreign Service, which includes 101 embassies, permanent missions and delegations, and consulates general.

Political background

 2017 - Minister of Foreign Affairs
 2013 - 2017 Minister of Defence
 2009 - 2013 Chair, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, and Chair, Enlarged Foreign Affairs Committee
 2009 - 2013 Head of the Delegation for Relations with the European Parliament, and Head of the European Consultative Committee
 2005 - 2009 Chair, Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs
 2001 - 2005 Member, Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs

 Political appointments in The Conservative Party

2000 - Member of the Conservative Party Central Executive Committee
2000 - 2004 Chair, Young Conservatives in Norway
1998 - 2000 First Vice Chair, Young Conservatives in Norway, 2000–2004 Chair
1996 - 1998 Member, Central Executive Committee of the Young Conservatives in Norway


2007 Graduate degree in Law (Cand. jur.) from The University of Tromsø