Political and Economic Section

The combined Political-Economic Section engages with the Norwegian Government and Parliament, local governments, political parties and organizations, the business/commercial sector, academia, and civil society on political and economic policy matters.

Working with governmental and non-governmental contacts, we advocate policies consistent with U.S. interests, promote support for U.S. policy priorities, and maximize cooperation with Norwegians in areas of mutual interest. Some examples include our common effort through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to help Afghanistan become self-sufficient; developing new sources of energy; supporting sustainable development in the Arctic, including through the work of the Arctic Council, and promoting democracy and respect for human rights throughout the world.

The Section also ensures the U.S. Department of State and other U.S. government agencies are aware of significant political and economic developments in and around Norway.