Oslo ministerial visit - Fletcher study trip to the Arctic 2013

Oslo visit (2 min) from Albert Buixade Farre on Vimeo.

In partnership with the Norwegian Atlantic Committee, and funded by Norwegian Ministry of Defense, on August 2013 this Fletcher delegation traveled to Oslo, on its way to Svalbard. There we received briefings on Norway’s strategic interests in the High North (as Norwegians call the Arctic) by government officials at the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ministry of the Environment, and Ministry of Fisheries.

We had the distinct pleasure of meeting the U.S. Ambassador to Norway, Ambassador Barry White, and were briefed by the U.S. Embassy’s lead Arctic expert on America’s priorities as an Arctic nation. Additionally, we met with the World Wildlife Fund and the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies (IFS), the foremost security and defense think tank in Norway, where we explored a non-governmental perspective on challenges and realities facing this new frontier.

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