Prime Minister Erna Solberg is concerned that the new US travel restrictions could help to undermine efforts to combat extremists.
– Our strategy in the fight against terrorism is to build a broad coalition that includes moderate Muslim forces, bogged down by our liberal values – and is a counterweight to extremist values.
I am concerned that a general prohibition on entry does not build up on this common effort, says Solberg to news agency NTB.
Foreign Minister Brende believes it is “highly regrettable” that President Trump now pausing US Settlements Program.
– We assume that the United States will continue to participate in the joint international efforts for resettlement of refugees in the future, said the Foreign Minister in a statement.
Also, key politicians in a number of other countries have criticized Trump’s entry ban for refugees, including demands that the Syrian refugees are barred from the United States indefinitely.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today