New Minister of Foreign Affairs

Picture of Ine Eriksen Søreide, the New Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ine Eriksen Søreide has been appointed as new Minister of Foreign Affairs. She is the first woman to hold this position.

In a session of the Council of State on Friday 20 October, the King made changes in the Norwegian Government.

Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide was 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).