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Entrance to the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo
Entrance to the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo
Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway
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Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Utenriksdepartementet) was established on June 7, 1905 - the same day the Norwegian Parliament decided to dissolve the union with Sweden. Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 3674 KB) Summary Entrance to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Oslo. ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 3674 KB) Summary Entrance to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Oslo. ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links No-mfa. ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links No-mfa. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Storting main building The Storting, or Stortinget, (the Great Assembly), is the parliament of Norway, and is located in Oslo. ...


The Ministry is currently headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre and Minister of International Development Erik Solheim. They have been cabinet ministers in the socialist-agrarian government headed by prime minister Jens Stoltenberg since October 17, 2005. Jump to: navigation, search Jonas Gahr Støre, born August 25, 1960, is the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs. ... Jump to: navigation, search Erik Solheim (born January 18, 1955 in Oslo) is a Norwegian politician and the leader of the Socialist Left Party from 1987 to 1997. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jens Stoltenberg (left) with NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson, in 2001 Jens Stoltenberg (born March 16, 1959) is a Norwegian politician and economist, leader of the Norwegian Labour Party and the current Prime Minister of Norway. ...


Organisation

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organised with 104 foreign missions and the subordinate Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). The Ministry and foreign missions have a total staff of approx. 2200. The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...


The Ministry has one secretariat for each minister. Three state secretaries assist the minister of foreign affairs at the political level while one state secretary assist the minister for international development. The top public servant is the Secretary General (utenriksråd) with three assistant secretary generals. Each of the ten departments are headed by a director general (ekspedisjonssjef):

  • European Department
  • Department for Security Policy and Bilateral Relations with the USA and Canada and Russia and other CIS countries
  • Department for Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East (Regional Department)
  • Department for Global Affairs
  • Department for Trade Policy, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
  • Department for International Development Policy
  • Department for Legal Affairs
  • Press, Cultural Affairs and Information Department
  • Protocol Department
  • Department for Administrative Affairs

See also

Norway supports international cooperation and the peaceful settlement of disputes, recognizing the need for maintaining a strong national defense through collective security. ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo List of Norwegian Ministers of Foreign Affairs Categories: Foreign relations of Norway ...

External link

  • Official website of the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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