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The Foreigner Norway PM reaffirms NATO commitment, EEA Agreement contributions. Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg met with NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Monday. Under her EU visit this week, she confirmed Norway’s contribution, as well as further developments in the alliance. The Prime Minister underlined that “It is essential that NATO continues to be a key forum for security policy dialogue”.

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Norway PM reaffirms NATO commitment, EEA Agreement contributions

Published on Tuesday, 3rd December, 2013 at 07:23 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 3rd December 2013 at 09:54.

Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg met with NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Monday.



Under her EU visit this week, she confirmed Norway’s contribution, as well as further developments in the alliance.

The Prime Minister underlined that “It is essential that NATO continues to be a key forum for security policy dialogue”.

Work on NATO move Smart Defence, launched in Chicago in 2012, was also mentioned as especially important in the statement.

Then Deputy Norwegian Minister of Defence, Labour’s (Ap) Roger Ingebrigtsen, stated its principles are tightly integrated in Norway’s new long-term defence plan. Norway’s purchase of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 forms part of that, it was announced.

Today, Prime Minister Erna Solberg will meet Josè Manuel Barroso and Herman van Rompuy to discuss the importance of the EEA agreement and the importance of Norway’s relationship with the EU.

She told Aftenposten present financial contribution levels under the EEA Agreement are likely to remain the same.

Norway currently pays 97 per cent of the some EUR 1.8 billion funding pot. Lichtenstein and Iceland contribute the rest.

Tuesday’s meeting is likely to see discussions on Syrian foreign policy, the Israeli Palestinian conflict and Iran as well as the EU's Postal Directive, bank deposit guarantees, and tariffs on cheese.

The published schedule states Prime Minister Solberg will then travel to Athens for talks with Greece Prime Ministerial counterpart Antonis Samaras about the upcoming Greece presidency of the EU.

This week’s visit to the EU comes following her meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin last month to emphasise how important Norway sees their relationship with Germany. It was her first foreign visit as Prime Minister.

Other Norwegian Ministers attending meetings during this week’s visit will be Progress’ (FrP) Minister of Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

The Minister will be speaking to other Transport Ministers in the European Parliament.



Published on Tuesday, 3rd December, 2013 at 07:23 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 3rd December 2013 at 09:54.

This post has the following tags: norwayprimeminister, eeaagreement, eu.





  
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