New Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide
Ine Eriksen Søreide has been appointed as new Minister of Foreign Affairs. She is the first woman to hold this position in Norway.

In a session of the Council of State Friday 20, 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).