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  • Participants in the Nordic-Baltic meeting for foreign affairs committee chairs at the research station at Austevoll, accompanied by representatives of Norway’s Institute of Marine Research. Photo: Kjartan Mæstad, Institute of Marine Research.

    Nordic and Baltic foreign affairs committee chairs meet at Austevoll

    The Chair of the Storting’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, Anniken Huitfeldt, hosted the Nordic-Baltic meeting of foreign affairs committee chairs on 11 and 12 March. 

    (14.03.2019)
  • Kabul seen from the air. Photo: Storting.

    Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence visits Afghanistan

    A delegation from the Storting’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence visited the Afghan capital, Kabul, on 26–27 February 2019. The purpose was to gain deeper insight into the situation in Afghanistan.

    (01.03.2019)
  • The delegation at a working visit with Ambassador Kåre Aas (second from right) along with political commentator Boris Epshteyn (front right) and researcher Heather A. Conley (front left). Photo: Storting.

    Storting delegation discusses security policy in Washington

    The Storting’s delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly took part in the assembly’s annual Parliamentary Transatlantic Forum in Washington, D.C., from 10–12 December.

    (14.12.2018)
  • President of the Storting Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen and Denis Mukwege in front of the Storting building. Photo: Storting.

    Peace Prize laureate visits the Storting

    Denis Mukwege, one of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, came to the Storting on Tuesday 11 December to meet with President of the Storting Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.

    (12.12.2018)
  • Mrs Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, President of the Storting. Photo: Storting.

    Speech at the Nobel Banquet 2018

    Read the speech made by Ms Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, President of the Storting, at the Nobel Banquet on 10th December 2018.

    (11.12.2018)
  • Women leaders from more than 100 countries participated in the forum. Photo: Storting.

    Women’s forum in Reykjavik

    Women in Parliaments ambassador Åslaug Sem-Jacobsen took part in a global women’s forum in Reykjavik along with Silje Hjemdal of the Storting’s Standing Committee on Family and Cultural Affairs.

    (30.11.2018)
  • Ingjerd Schou. Photo: Storting.

    #NotInMyParliament

    In connection with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on November 25, the Helsinki-based Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is launching a campaign featuring the hashtag label #NotInMyParliament 

    (26.11.2018)
  • The committee met with UK National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill as well as Norwegian Ambassador Mona Juul. Photo: Storting.

    Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence in London

    The Storting’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence is visiting London from 22 to 24 October. Heading the agenda is Brexit, about which the committee is seeking first-hand knowledge and dialogue with key British decision-makers.

    (24.10.2018)