U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide met at the PentagonU.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide met at the Pentagon

Minister of Defence Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide gave this speach at the Atlantic Council Conferencein Washington DC, the 25 June.

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Photo: UD.

We are very pleased that the process of transporting chemical weapons out of Syria has now been completed. The last consignment of chemicals was shipped out of Syria today. This means that the international community, working together, has managed to remove Syria's declared chemical weapons in a peaceful manner. This is in line with the UN Security Council resolution on Syria's chemical weapons...

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kabul.

The Afghan people today cast their votes in the second round of the presidential election, defying threats from insurgent groups as they did in the first round. The holding of democratic elections is one of the most important elements in building a stable Afghanistan for the future,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Snøstorm i juni var en utfordring for de fleste av komitémedlemene. Her på vei for å besøke radarhodet på Senja.

NATOs investeringskomité besøkte Norge i juni. Reisen gikk gjennom alle årstidene fra Tromsø i nord til Stavanger i sør. Komiteen fikk anledning til å besøke NATO-infrastruktur i Norge, og diskutere relevante problemstillinger og utfordringer med representanter fra Forsvarsdepartementet, Forsvaret, Forsvarsbygg, og NATO.

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NATO and its partners from the Euro-Atlantic Council (EAPC) on Tuesday (13 May 2014) released a revised policy on Women, Peace and Security, which aims to step up the implementation of gender-related measures in NATO civilian and military structures, as well as in NATO-led operations and missions. “A more focused, inclusive and forward-leaning approach is what we need to take our efforts forwar...

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Photo: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Major General Kristin Lund. Photo: Mark Garten, UN photo.

Major General Kristin Lund was today appointed military commander of the UN peace keeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Major General Lund becomes the first female force commander of a UN peacekeeping operation.

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The Government decided 6 June to expand the restrictive measures against those responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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Minesveiperen KNM Otra er ett av fartøyene Norge vil stille med i NATOs stående minerydderstyrke (SNMCMG1). 
Photo: Forsvaret.

Norge vil stille med ledelse og to fartøyer i NATOs stående minerydderstyrke (SNMCMG1) i første halvår 2014. Styrken skal som planlagt seile i Østersjøen og Nordsjøen.

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Photo: Torgeir Haugaard, FMS.

Norge innstiller alle planlagte bilaterale militære aktiviteter med Russland ut året.

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