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The Foreigner Nobel Committee leader’s funeral service takes place. Today sees the funeral of Kaci Kullmann Five in eastern Norway’s Lommedalen Church. Karin Cecilie "Kaci" Kullmann Five, the first female leader of Norway’s Conservative Party (H) and former government Minister, died on 19th February at 65 years of age. Incumbent Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg took to Facebook to discuss her thoughts on Five’s life and death when she was informed of her passing.

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Nobel Committee leader’s funeral service takes place

Published on Monday, 27th February, 2017 at 11:42 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan and Michael Sandelson   .

Today sees the funeral of Kaci Kullmann Five in eastern Norway’s Lommedalen Church.



Karin Cecilie "Kaci" Kullmann Five, the first female leader of Norway’s Conservative Party (H) and former government Minister, died on 19th February at 65 years of age.

Incumbent Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg took to Facebook to discuss her thoughts on Five’s life and death when she was informed of her passing.

Talking of Ms Five’s role as the Party’s first female leader, Mrs Solberg said that she “represented a new generation.”

“[It was] a generation that put human rights, gender equality and social issues higher on the agenda. She was a role model for many young girls, both within the Conservatives, and externally.”

“I was active in the Young Conservatives when Kaci was leader, and had the pleasure of working with her in Parliament and within the Party's leadership. Kaci had marvellous energy. She was very knowledgeable, and cared a lot for everyone around her,” the Prime Minister also remarked.

Ms Five was involved in many issues over her career such as European cooperation and gender equality issues.

In March 2015, she was appointed as new Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, taking over the post from Thorbjørn Jagland. She had been a member of the Committee since 2003.

“Kaci Kullmann Five contributed greatly to the Norwegian and Swedish Nobel organizations through her representation on a number of boards and will be sorely missed. As chair of the Nobel Committee she was engaged, inclusive and solution-oriented. She combined professionalism with humour and personal warmth,” said Committee Vice-Chair Berit Reiss-Andersen and Secretary Olav Njølstad in a statement.

“As chair of the Nobel Committee she was engaged, inclusive and solution-oriented. She combined professionalism with humour and personal warmth. With the passing of Kaci Kullmann Five, the Committee has lost a wise and unifying leader, a dear colleague and a good friend. Our thoughts go out to her husband Carsten O. Five, their children and grandchildren,” they added.

Amongst those who will be attending this afternoon’s funeral service will be Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Jan Tore Sanner, Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, and Climate and Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen

Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide, Education and Research Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, and Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance and leader of the bipartite coalition’s Progress Party (FrP) will also be there.



Published on Monday, 27th February, 2017 at 11:42 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan and Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: nobelpeaceprize, oslo, paywall.





  
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