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Norway’s first woman foreign minister elected

AP
Published : Oct 20, 2017, 3:49 pm IST
Updated : Oct 20, 2017, 3:49 pm IST

Eriksen Soereide is one amongst the new government ministers presented by Norway’s PM.

Three women - Solberg, Eriksen Soereide and Finance Minister Siv Jensen - now hold top jobs within the Norwegian government. (Photo: AFP)
 Three women - Solberg, Eriksen Soereide and Finance Minister Siv Jensen - now hold top jobs within the Norwegian government. (Photo: AFP)

Copenhagen: Norway's prime minister has presented three new government ministers in a minor reshuffle of her two-party coalition following a general election last month.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Friday that Ine Eriksen Soereide has been reassigned from defense minister to foreign minister. The move makes the 41-year-old Eriksen Soereide the first woman to be Norway's top diplomat.

Three women - Solberg, Eriksen Soereide and Finance Minister Siv Jensen - now hold top jobs within the Norwegian government.

Eriksen Soereide takes over the Foreign Ministry from Borge Brende, who stepped down to lead the World Economic Forum.

Frank Bakke-Jensen, who has been European Affairs minister, is taking over the defense portfolio. Marit Berger Rosland was named to replace him at European Affairs. Norway is not a member of the EU.

Tags: eriksen soereide, norwegian foreign minister, erna solberg
Location: Denmark, København, København