The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

The committee's responsibilities are matters relating to foreign affairs; military defence; reports from the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s Committee for the Armed Forces and other matters concerning the committee’s activities; development cooperation; Norwegian interests on Svalbard or in other polar regions; and matters in general relating to agreements between Norway and other states or international organizations.

Committee Members

Chair: Ms Anniken Huitfeldt (Labour Party)
First Vice Chair: Mr Michael Tetzschner (Conservative Party)
Second Vice Chair: Mr Christian Tybring-Gjedde (Progress Party)
Member: Per-Willy Amundsen (Progress Party)
Member: Jette F. Christensen (Labour Party)
Member: Mr Hårek Elvenes (Conservative Party)
Member: Mr Knut Arild Hareide (Christian Democratic Party)
Member: Mr Trond Helleland (Conservative Party)
Member: Mr Martin Kolberg (Labour Party)
Member: Mr Hans Andreas Limi (Progress Party)
Member: Mr Audun Lysbakken (Socialist Left Party)
Member: Ms Marianne Marthinsen (Labour Party)
Member: Ms Liv Signe Navarsete (Centre Party)
Member: Mr Abid Q. Raja (Liberal Party)
Member: Ms Ingjerd Schou (Conservative Party)
Member: Mr Jonas Gahr Støre (Labour Party)


Mailing address

Utenriks- og forsvarskomiteen
P.O. Box 1700 Sentrum
0026 Oslo


Committee Secretaries

Mr  Eivind S. Homme

Telephone: +47 23 31 35 13

Mr Rune Skjerve
Telephone: +47 23 31 30 60


Ms Ida Nygaard
Telephone: +47 23 31 35 53