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Ambitious goals for the High North

Last updated: 23/11/2011 // “In the white paper on the High North, the Government sets out ambitious goals for Norway’s efforts in the High North over the next 20–30 years. The main focus of the white paper is on foreign policy, but emphasis is also placed on how the High North policy is to promote employment and value creation across the country as a whole,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

On 18. November, the Government presented its white paper on the High North, The High North – visions and strategies.

“Our aim is to ensure continued peace and stability in the High North. We will promote sustainable management of the resources in the region, and strengthen international cooperation and the international legal order, which are so crucial for all activities in the north,” Foreign Minister Støre said.

“Over the last six years we have shown that we put our words into action, in areas ranging from the maritime delimitation treaty with Russia, to our efforts to promote knowledge, to the priority we have given to fisheries, energy, new industries and active High North diplomacy. Now we are looking to the future and presenting a comprehensive strategy with concrete objectives and specific priorities,” Mr Støre said.

Read the full press release here.

More information:
A short English version provides an overview of the main points discussed in the white paper “The High North – visions and strategies” (pdf file)

Learn more about the Government’s High North Policy

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