Minister of Foreign Affairs (Norway)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway
Utenriksministeren
Statsikon.svg
Børge Brende at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg
Incumbent
Børge Brende

since 16 October 2013
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Member of Council of State
Seat Victoria Terrasse, Oslo
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer Monarch
with approval of Parliament
Term length No fixed length
Constituting instrument Constitution of Norway
Precursor Prime Minister in Stockholm
Formation 7 July 1905
First holder Jørgen Løvland
Succession Second to Prime Minister
Deputy State secretaries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Website Official website

The Minister of Foreign Affairs (Norwegian: Utenriksministeren) is a councilor of state and chief of the Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 16 October 2013, the position has been held by Børge Brende of the Conservative Party.1 The ministry, based at Victoria Terrasse is responsible for Norway's relation with foreign countries, including diplomacy and diplomatic missions, trade, foreign aid and cooperation with international organizations. Except during the four in which a Deputy of the Prime Minister of Norway was appointed, the Minister of Foreign Affairs ranks second in the cabinet after the Prime Minister and is his deputy.2 The position was created on 7 June 1905, the day Norway declared independence from Sweden, with the Liberal Party's Jørgen Løvland as the inaugural.3 Thirty-nine people from five parties have held the position, all men. From 1983 to 2013 the ministry also had the Minister of International Development, which was responsible for issues related to foreign aid.4

Halvard Lange (Labour) is the longest-serving, having held the position for more than eighteen years in four cabinets. The shortest-serving is the fellow party member, Edvard Bull, Sr., who held the position for the sixteen days that Hornsrud's Cabinet lasted. Johan Ludwig Mowinckel (Liberal) was appointed four times as minister. Three people have sat concurrently as Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs: Løvland, Mowinckel and Ivar Lykke (Conservative). Three officeholders would later become Prime Minister: Løvland, Mowinckel and Kjell Magne Bondevik (Christian Democratic). Two former Prime Ministers have held the office: John Lyng (Conservative) and Thorbjørn Jagland (Labour). Trygve Lie (Labour) resigned from the office to become the inaugural Secretary-General of the United Nations. Two people have died while in office: Knut Frydenlund and Johan Jørgen Holst (both Labour).

Key

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

      Centre Party
      Christian Democratic Party
      Conservative Party
      Labour Party
      Liberal Pary

Ministers

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Jørgen Løvland.jpg Løvland, JørgenJørgen Løvland Liberal 7 June 1905 19 March 1908 2 years, 258 days Michelsen
Løvland
35
Christophersen, Wilhelm ChristopherWilhelm Christopher Christophersen Liberal 19 March 1908 2 February 1910 1 year, 321 days Knudsen I 6
Johannes Irgens.jpg Irgens, JohannesJohannes Irgens Conservative 2 February 1910 20 February 1912 2 years, 19 days Konow 7
Nils Claus Ihlen.jpg Ihlen, Nils ClausNils Claus Ihlen Liberal 20 February 1912 21 June 1920 8 years, 121 days Bratlie
Knudsen II
89
Høyesterettsadvokat Christian Fredrik Michelet.jpg Michelet, Christian FredrikChristian Fredrik Michelet Conservative 21 June 1920 21 June 1921 1 year, 2 days Bahr Halvorsen I 10
Ræstad, Arnold ChristopherArnold Christopher Ræstad Liberal 21 June 1921 31 May 1922 0 years, 345 days Blehr II 11
Johan Ludwig Mowinckel.jpg Mowinckel, Johan LudwigJohan Ludwig Mowinckel Liberal 31 May 1922 6 March 1923 0 years, 280 days Blehr II 11
Høyesterettsadvokat Christian Fredrik Michelet.jpg Michelet, Christian FredrikChristian Fredrik Michelet Conservative 6 March 1923 25 July 1924 1 year, 112 days Bahr Halvorsen II
Berge
1213
Johan Ludwig Mowinckel.jpg Mowinckel, Johan LudwigJohan Ludwig Mowinckel Liberal 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 1 year, 224 days Mowinckel I 14
Ivar Lykke.jpg Lykke, IvarIvar Lykke Conservative 5 March 1926 28 January 1928 1 year, 323 days Lykke 15
Bull, Sr., EdvardEdvard Bull, Sr. Labour 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 0 years, 18 days Hornsrud 16
Johan Ludwig Mowinckel.jpg Mowinckel, Johan LudwigJohan Ludwig Mowinckel Liberal 15 February 1928 12 May 1931 1 year, 88 days Mowinckel II 17
Braadland, BirgerBirger Braadland Agrarian 12 May 1931 3 March 1933 1 year, 296 days Kolstad
Hundseid
1819
Johan Ludwig Mowinckel.jpg Mowinckel, Johan LudwigJohan Ludwig Mowinckel Liberal 3 March 1933 20 March 1935 2 years, 20 days Mowinckel III 20
Halvdan Koht.jpg Koht, HalvdanHalvdan Koht Labour 20 March 1935 19 November 1940 5 years, 245 days Nygaardsvold 21
Trygve Lie 1938.jpg Lie, TrygveTrygve Lie Labour 19 November 1940 2 February 1946 6 years, 76 days Nygaardsvold
Gerhardsen I
Gerhardsen II
212223
Lange martino pearson.jpg Lange, HalvardHalvard Lange Labour 2 February 1946 28 August 1963 17 years, 208 days Gerhardsen II
Torp
Gerhardsen III
232425
41599 Erling Wikborg.jpg Wikborg, ErlingErling Wikborg Christian Democratic 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 0 years, 28 days Lyng 26
Lange martino pearson.jpg Lange, HalvardHalvard Lange Labour 25 September 1963 12 October 1965 1 year, 18 days Gerhardsen IV 27
Lyng, JohnJohn Lyng Conservative 12 October 1965 22 May 1970 4 years, 66 days Borten 28
Svenn Stray and Caspar Weinberger.jpg Stray, SvennSvenn Stray Conservative 22 May 1970 17 March 1971 0 years, 300 days Borten 28
Cappelen, Andreas ZeierAndreas Zeier Cappelen Labour 17 March 1971 18 August 1972 1 year, 155 days Bratteli I 29
Vårvik, DagfinnDagfinn Vårvik Centre 18 August 1972 16 October 1973 1 year, 60 days Korvald 30
Knut Frydenlund (1981).jpg Frydenlund, KnutKnut Frydenlund Labour 16 October 1973 14 October 1981 7 years, 363 days Bratteli II
Nordli
Brundtland I
313233
Svenn Stray and Caspar Weinberger.jpg Stray, SvennSvenn Stray Conservative 14 October 1981 9 May 1986 4 years, 219 days Willoch I
Willoch II
34
Knut Frydenlund (1981).jpg Frydenlund, KnutKnut Frydenlund Labour 9 May 1986 26 February 1987 2 years, 36 days Brundtland II 35
Johan Jørgen Holst, Pentagon 1993-03-16 (cropped).JPEG Holst, Johan JørgenJohan Jørgen Holst Labour 26 February 1987 9 March 1987 0 years, 12 days Brundtland II 35
Thorvald stoltenberg.jpg Stoltenberg, ThorvaldThorvald Stoltenberg Labour 9 March 1987 16 October 1989 0 years, 179 days Brundtland II 35
(Bilden ar tagen vid Nordiska radets session i Oslo, 2003) (1).jpg Bondevik, Kjell MagneKjell Magne Bondevik Christian Democratic 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 19 days Syse 36
Thorvald stoltenberg.jpg Stoltenberg, ThorvaldThorvald Stoltenberg Labour 3 November 1990 2 April 1993 2 years, 150 days Brundtland III 37
Johan Jørgen Holst, Pentagon 1993-03-16 (cropped).JPEG Holst, Johan JørgenJohan Jørgen Holst Labour 2 April 1993 13 January 1994 2 years, 287 days Brundtland III 37
Bjorn Tore Godal 2009.jpg Godal, Bjørn ToreBjørn Tore Godal Labour 24 January 1994 17 October 1997 3 years, 267 days Brundtland III
Jagland
3738
Vollebaek Knut.jpg Vollebæk, KnutKnut Vollebæk Christian Democratic 17 October 1997 21 March 2000 2 year, 156 days Bondevik I 39
Thorbjorn Jagland.jpg Jagland, TorbjørnTorbjørn Jagland Labour 21 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 213 days Stoltenberg I 40
Jan Petersen 2009.jpg Petersen, JanJan Petersen Conservative 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 364 days Bondevik II 41
Jonas Gahr Støre undated.jpg Støre, Jonas GahrJonas Gahr Støre Labour 17 October 2005 21 September 2012 6 years, 340 days Stoltenberg II 42
Nordiskt-baltiskt statsministermote under Nordiska radets session i Helsingfors (1).jpg Eide, Espen BarthEspen Barth Eide Labour 21 September 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 25 days Stoltenberg II 42
Børge Brende at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg Brende, BørgeBørge Brende Conservative 16 October 2013 present 0 years, 281 days Solberg 1

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