One-on-One Meeting with President Trump on Prime Minister’s Agenda for DC Visit

(Washington, DC, Jan. 9, 2018) A meeting with President Trump at the White House will be among the highlights as Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide visit Washington, DC, Jan. 9-10, 2018 for a series of high-level events and meetings.

The White House meeting takes place on the evening of Wed., Jan. 10. The President and Prime Minister will discuss shared defense and security goals within NATO and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, as well as trade and investment between the United States and Norway, according to a White House press release.

“President Trump looks forward to exchanging views on the bilateral ties between the United States and Norway, and how jointly to advance regional and global security, and economic prosperity,” reads a statement from the White House’s press secretary.

The President and Prime Minister will speak one-on-one before being joined by the Foreign Minister, Amb. Aas, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and others for an expanded bilateral meeting.

On Wednesday morning, the Prime Minister, accompanied by Amb. Kaare R. Aas, will address Norwegian media before heading to the Brookings Institution, where she will deliver the keynote address at an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. In her address, “Sustainable security: The transatlantic community and global challenges,” PM Solberg will speak about the changing global security environment and the role of the Euro-Atlantic partners in meeting these rising challenges.