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  • Speech at Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-24

    The essence of Arctic Council cooperation is to move forwards responsibly, guided by the best knowledge we can acquire, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende in his speech.

  • Statement at Polish-Norwegian Roundtable

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-21

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub held this statement at a Polish-Norwegian roundtable that discussed further cooperation between the two countries.

  • Taking steps towards enhancing the cooperation on defence

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-17

    The Russian aggression against Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea are violations of international law and other international agreements. These actions represent the greatest challenge to the European security architecture. These developments have led to deterioration in the security situation in Northern Europe over the past year. The region is still considered to be stable, however, we must be prepared for the likelihood of crises and incidents. In the current security situation in Europe, our assessment is that there can be no ‘business as usual’ and that we are faced with a new normal.

  • Counting Down - Accelerating MDG Success and Paving the Way for the SDGs

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-17

    Keynote Adress by Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Hanoi, Vietnam, 17 April 2015.

  • Speech at WMAs Council Session

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-16

  • The Arctic: Important for Norway, Important for the world

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-16

    Traditionally, travel between Europe and the United States is described as moving "across the pond." However, the shortest distance between our two continents is actually across the North Pole, from Alaska to northern Norway. It is the Arctic Ocean, not the Atlantic, which is the ultimate short cut, writes Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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  • Web TV Launch of UN70: A new agenda

    Broadcast 2015-02-17, 10:00

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende launched the Ministry’s "UN70: A new agenda" project at an open meeting on 17 February.

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