In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.
Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen has been appointed Minister of Defence. Mr. Bakke-Jensen continues as Norwegian member of the Nordic Council of Ministers, responsible for the coordination of Nordic cooperation affairs.
State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland has been appointed Minister of EEA and EU Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
At the same time, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende, has been honourably discharged from his office.
The changes are active as of 14.00 hours today, 20 October 2017.