The High North
The world is turning its attention towards the North where Norway has key interests to pursue. By investing in knowledge, business development and international cooperation we are strengthening Norway’s position as a responsible actor and partner in the North.
The world is turning its attention towards the Arctic now more than at any time in the past. The Arctic is a region of significant and increasing geopolitical importance.
The High North is Norway’s most important foreign policy area. The Government intends to pursue an ambitious High North policy, giving priority to knowledge-based business development, innovation and entrepreneurial activity.
The Government has proposed a total allocation of nearly NOK 3 billion for High North activities in 2015, an increase of well over NOK 0.5 billion from 2014.
"Arctic security is about maintaining the Arctic as an area of stability, predictability and international co-operation" sa statssekretær Bård Glad Pedersen bl.a. i sitt innlegg på Arctic Circle-konferansen i Reykjavik 2. november.
'We depend on the ecosystems of the world for our survival. We need to ensure that the oceans of the world are managed responsibly,' Foreign Minister Børge Brende said in his remarks at the Our Ocean Conference.
‘Norway and Finland are establishing a partnership with a view to cooperating more closely on the High North. The aim is to strengthen economic and scientific cooperation between our two countries,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
Section for the High North, Polar Affairs and Marine Resources
Phone: +47 23 95 15 64
Address: Postboks 8114 Dep., 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: 7. juni plassen 1/ Victoria Terrasse 7,