Security policy

The main aim of our security policy is to safeguard Norway’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and political freedom of action. A broad range of political, military, legal, diplomatic, and economic instruments are used in this work. 

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New white paper

Norwegian foreign and security policy

The global security situation has changed significantly in recent years and the world has become more unpredictable. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is drawing up a new white paper to discuss how Norwegian foreign policy can respond to these challenges.

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New measures to fight global security challenges

The Government has presented a white paper on global security challenges in Norway’s foreign policy, in which it announces a more effective and more coherent effort to address global security challenges. Norway will allocate NOK 200 million annually to the fight against terrorism, organised crime, piracy and cyber threats.

Fra forsiden på Norges nye cyberstrategi

Government launches international cyber strategy

Norway's first international cyber strategy was launched in Oslo at the annual dialogue meeting on international cyber issues between the US and the Nordic and Baltic countries. The strategy sets out Norway's governing principles and strategic priorities relating to the whole spectrum of international cyber policy issues.


Norway opens for contnued USMC rotational training

2018-06-13: – The Norwegian government has decided to welcome continued USMC rotational training and exercises in Norway, with a volume of up to a total of 700 marines, initially for a period of up to five years, says Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen. Since January 2017, approximately 330 Marines from the Unites States Marine Corps (USMC) have been conducting training and exercise activities in Norway.

Address at highly enriched uranium symposium

2018-06-05: 'Few questions are more important than nuclear security, as global events in recent months have reminded us. I'm pleased that there are representatives from many countries from around the world here today: close to 90 people from 27 countries', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide said in her opening address at the symposium on the minimization of highly enriched uranium.

Defence-related exports from Norway in 2017

2018-06-22: In 2017, Norway exported arms and military equipment worth around NOK 5.4 billion, up from NOK 3.6 billion in 2016. Exports of arms and ammunition accounted for just under NOK 4.7 billion, and other defence-related products for around NOK 680 million. The total value of exports of defence-related services, repairs, production rights and brokering services was NOK 520 million.

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White Paper

Norwegian foreign and security policy

This white paper presents the Government's views on the course Norway should follow to be as well equipped as possible to meet today's challenging security situation.

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