(Oslo, Norway) – The United States Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, visited Norway on November 13 and 14. While in Norway, Secretary Spencer met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen, and other high-level Government officials. This visit demonstrates the importance of our bilateral defense relationship and the high value the United States places on Norway’s contributions to maritime security.
Secretary Spencer stated, “The United States is grateful for the close partnership on security and defense issues we have with Norway, both in the Arctic and North Atlantic. We greatly value Norway’s critical role in the NATO Alliance, especially in the High North, and I appreciate each engagement I’m able to have with my Norwegian friends and counterparts. From my level, to the U.S. Marine rotational forces in Norway, to Norwegian P-8A military personnel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, we have a seamless Alliance.”
The United States and Norway enjoy a long tradition of friendly relations based on democratic values and mutual respect. In addition to our military, education, cultural, and economic cooperation, we work together on a wide range of issues that are of importance to both nations and to the rest of the world. For more information, visit the website of the U.S. Embassy in Norway at no.usembassy.gov.