US President-elect, Donald Trump, called Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Thursday afternoon.Security policy, and the relationship between Norway and the United States were the main topics of conversation.
The Prime Minister took a break from the International Geological Congress (IGC) to speak with Trump.
‘Both emphasised the value of the close links between Norway and the United States and that close cooperation will continue.
Trump said he looked forward to meeting the Prime Minister after he is inaugurated, said communications manager, Trude Måseide, of the Prime Minister’s Office to the newspaper VG.
‘Solberg took up the security situation, and the incoming president emphasised cooperation with Norway as a key NATO ally, continued Måseide.
In conversation, Trump gave his full support to NATO, and he thanked Norway for its efforts in combating the extremist group IS, and international terrorism.
Trump had previously talked with both the Swedish and Danish Prime Ministers.After Trump won the US election, Solberg was quick to congratulate him on his election victory.
‘The election campaign is over, and now we must stand together. The US is our closest ally, and we share common values. We want to continue this positive cooperation’, said the prime minister at a press conference held in the wake of the election.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today