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Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram will visit the USA from 15 to 18 April when he will meet his American colleague Lloyd Austin. Photo: Paul S. Amundsen / NTB

Of NTB | 14.04.2024 08:33:29

Policy: The Minister will carry out programs both in Washington and in Norfolk.

– The US is our closest ally, and the cooperation between our two countries has become increasingly stronger over many years, says Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram (Sp) in a press release.

He is particularly looking forward to presenting the long-term plan for the defense that the government recently presented.

– Europe must take a greater share of the responsibility for its own security, and with this escalation, Norway will make a strong contribution to our own and allied security, says Gram.

On Monday, he starts an open seminar on security in the Arcticon 16 and 17 April, Gram will visit various Nato commands in Norfolk where he will also meet Norwegian personnel.

On Thursday 18 April, he will meet US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin in Washington.

(© NTB)

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