New Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ine Eriksen Søreide
Norway's new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide

Ine Eriksen Søreide was October 21st appointed Norway's first ever female Minister of Foreign Affairs.

For the last four years she has held the position of Minister of Defense. 

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).