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

List of committee members


Mailing address

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


Committee Secretaries

Ms Vibeke Rysst-Jensen
Telephone: +47 23 31 35 13

Ms Sunniva Tofte
Telephone: +47 23 31 30 60


Mr Einar Maitre Ekern
Telephone: +47 23 31 35 78

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Committee members
Role Name Political Party
Chair Huitfeldt, Anniken Labour Party
First Vice Chair Tetzschner, Michael Conservative Party
Second Vice Chair Tybring-Gjedde, Christian Progress Party
Member Christensen, Jette F. Labour Party
Member Elvenes, Hårek Conservative Party
Member Grande, Trine Skei Liberal Party
Member Helleland, Trond Conservative Party
Member Jensen, Siv Progress Party
Member Kolberg, Martin Labour Party
Member Lysbakken, Audun Socialist Left Party
Member Marthinsen, Marianne Labour Party
Member Mehl, Emilie Centre Party
Member Navarsete, Liv Signe Centre Party
Member Schou, Ingjerd Conservative Party
Member Støre, Jonas Gahr Labour Party
Member Toskedal, Geir Sigbjørn (Meeting permanently for Bollestad, Olaug Vervik) Christian Democratic Party
Member Wold, Morten Progress Party