Norway launches white paper on multilateral cooperation

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Climate change, terrorism or marine littering are some of the many challenges facing the world that can only be solved by a global community working together. With this in mind, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide recently presented a new white paper on Norway’s role and interests in multilateral cooperation. In particular, Norway wants to promote reforms that make multilateral institutions like the United Nations or the World Trade Organization more effective and representative.

Norway wants to achieve this by cooperating with likeminded countries, especially with the largest and most influential emerging economies. In the autumn of 2018, the Government launched an India strategy, with increased cooperation with India in the multilateral system an important objective. India is the world’s largest democracy, the world’s fifth largest economy, and will, in just a few years, be the most populous country. The country is a strong advocate of international law and thus a valuable partner in efforts to defend multilateral cooperation.

Read full text of Norway’s White Paper on Multilateral Cooperation here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/dokumenter/meld.-st.-27-20182019/id2654250/