Norwegian Prime Minister to Attend US-Nordic Leaders Summit at White House

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Norwegian Prime Minister to Attend US-Nordic Leaders Summit at White House


Category: Government

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has been invited to attend a U.S.-Nordic Leaders summit, to be hosted by President Obama at the White House May 13, 2016. The summit will be an arena for discussing issues regarding transatlantic security, migration, climate changes, the Arctic, trade, global health and education.

The summit will be followed by a state dinner hosted by the President and first lady Michelle Obama.

“I am looking forward to meeting President Obama alongside my Nordic colleagues at the White House. The meeting will emphasize the strong bond between Norway and the U.S and between the U.S and the Nordic countries. Peace, democracy and human rights are fundamental values that all the Nordic countries share with the United States,” said Prime Minister Solberg

Norway and the U.S. collaborate in many areas, including FN and NATO.  The Norwegian state pension fund invests in more than 2,000 American companies, and there are more than 5 million Norwegian Americans living in the U.S. Our shared history is fundamental to our tight cooperation.

“Norway has worked on strengthening the relationship between the Nordic countries for many years. The meeting with President Obama will be an opportunity to further the Nordic collaboration with the U.S, which is of mutual interest to both parts,” said Prime Minister Solberg.

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington

Published: June 13, 2024