NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and then Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (Photo taken during NATO Secretary General's visit to Norway, May 2013)NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and then Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (Photo taken during NATO Secretary General's visit to Norway, May 2013)
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/28/2014 //

On March 28, the North Atlantic Council decided to appoint Mr. Jens Stoltenberg Secretary General of NATO and Chairman of the North Atlantic Council, in succession to Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Mr. Stoltenberg will assume his duties as Secretary General on Oct. 1, 2014, when Mr. Fogh Rasmussen’s term expires after five years and two months at the helm.

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. 
Photo: Foto: Thomas Haugersveen.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/28/2014 //

“I would like to congratulate Jens Stoltenberg on his appointment as Secretary General of NATO. In Jens Stoltenberg, NATO has found a strong, unifying Secretary General. Today, Jens Stoltenberg has been given an important task that carries a great deal of responsibility. I am confident that he will carry out this task to the benefit of all NATO countries. The government looks forward to...

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 4/8/2014 //

Norgesskolen is a community of Norwegian children living abroad, as well as a network across cultures and borders. This is a fun place to learn Norwegian! A stay at Norgesskolen is the foundation for lifelong friendships.

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Mr. Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the U.S, Ms. Carla Koppell, Chief Strategy Officer, USAID, Ms. Palwasha Kakar, USIP, Mr. David Rank , State Department. Office of the Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan i State Departement, Ms. Sanam Anderlini, Co-founder of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and a Senior Fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/14/2014 //

On Thursday, March 6, the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. celebrated International Women’s Day at the residence of Ambassador Kåre R. Aas. The Ambassador hosted a brunch and a panel discussion, the topic of which was “Helping Improve Afghan Women’s Situation.” He emphasized the importance of the issue, saying, “Norway is committed to the cause of Afghan women.”

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Ambassador Kåre R. Aas. 
Photo: Helene Meldahl.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/28/2014 //

The first session of the newly established Nordic Embassies’ Trainee Club was held at the Norwegian Embassy March 20. The theme was “The Arctic,” and Norwegian Ambassador Kåre Aas lectured at the event. “I see great importance in investing time in the young staff at the embassies,” he said in his introduction.

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Ambassador Kåre Aas’s distinguished career with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs began in 1983. He left his position in Oslo as Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States. He presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/11/2014 //

The 26th Nobel Peace Prize Forum took place in Minneapolis March 1-9, on the campuses of Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. On Law and Business Day (Friday, March 7) Embassy 1st Secretary Juliana Baffoe lectured on the topic of “Constitutions New and Old: Common Ground” together with U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim.

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 2/10/2014 //

This year scholarship funds of 162.000 US dollars will be awarded to Ibsen projects worldwide. Apply now!

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