Mr. Stoltenberg discussed NATO’s response to the changed security environment with Prime Minister Solberg, as well as with Finance Minister Siv Jensen, Foreign Minister Børge Brende, Defence Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, and other senior officials. He also met with the President of the Norwegian Parliament, and held talks with the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.
The Secretary General is concluding a three-day trip to Norway. On Wednesday, he visited Bodø Airbase in northern Norway, and on Thursday he met with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, and delivered a speech at the University of Oslo.
Speaking of his native country, Mr. Stoltenberg said “Norway is the twentieth NATO Ally I visit as Secretary General; and I must admit that I feel quite at home.”