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Norway's new Minister of Foreign Affairs - Photo: Asgeir S. Brekke, FD

New Minister of Foreign Affairs

In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Norwegian Government.

Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Political background

Eriksen Søreide represents The Conservative Party (Høyre), and is elected to parliament from the constituency of Oslo. Her parliamentary experience includes:

•2009-2013 Chair, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, and Chair, Enlarged Foreign Affairs Committee

•2009-2013 Head of the Delegation for Relations with the European Parliament, and Head of the European Consultative Committee

•2005-2009 Chair, Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs

•2001-2005 Member, Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs

Eriksen Søreide holds a Graduate degree in Law (Cand. jur.) from The University of Tromsø (2007).

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  • More about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (link to the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s web page on