Norway will use its seat to safeguard Norwegian interests and values in a troubled world

Prime Minister Erna SolbergPrime Minister Erna Solberg.Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Prime Minister Erna Solberg thanks the UN member states for the confidence they have shown by giving Norway a seat in the UN Security Council.

It has been 20 years since Norway last sat in the Security Council

– “We will use our experience of decades of work for peace and reconciliation to be a bridge-builder and seek solutions to the challenging conflicts that are coming to the Security Council’s table. International law and human rights will form the basis of our work. We want to work closely with all members of the Security Council and contribute to constructive cooperation,” she writes on Facebook.

– “At the same time, I would like to thank Canada and Ireland for a tough but friendly competition. We will continue the good cooperation going forward, both inside and outside the UN Security Council,” the Prime Minister continues.

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1 Comment on "Norway will use its seat to safeguard Norwegian interests and values in a troubled world"

  1. This is GREAT news! Norway has been a true friend and ally of America, as was shown by Erna’s early (and kind) visit to President Trump in 2017.

    I hope Norway will not be afraid to speak out in the Security Council and offer new ideas for helping to solve the many, dangerous crises we have in the world now. And Erna’s, Ine’s, and King Harald’s attendance with the Russians at the Finnmark liberation commemoration last year shows that Norway is not knee-jerk anti-Russian.

    Besides averting world war – especially urgent considering the condition of Norway’s sivillforsvars/civil defenses – the top priority must be the environment. Without ice to cool it, Earth will become a furnace, even up here, unless serious steps are taken NOW to stop the warming.

    I look forward to Norway’s active role in the UN Security Council, where the real power lies.

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