Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide

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Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide
MP
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
20 October 2017
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Børge Brende
Minister of Defence
In office
16 October 2013 – 20 October 2017
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen
Succeeded by Frank Bakke-Jensen
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
19 October 2001
Constituency Oslo
Personal details
Born (1976-05-02) 2 May 1976 (age 42)
Lørenskog, Norway
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Øystein Eriksen Søreide
Alma mater University of Tromsø

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide (born 2 May 1976) is a Norwegian politician serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2017, the first woman to hold the position.[1] Previously, she was the Minister of Defence from 2013 to 2017.[2] A member of the Conservative Party, she was elected in 2005 as a member of the Storting for Oslo. Søreide was appointed Norway's Foreign Minister on 20 October 2017.[3] She succeeded Børge Brende.[4]

Born in Lørenskog, from 1995 Søreide studied law at the University of Tromsø, while at university she joined the Conservative Party and got involved in local politics. In 2000 she became a member of the Conservative Party Central Executive Committee and Chairman of the Norwegian Young Conservatives. Eriksen Søreide started work as a producer at Metropol TV, she was also elected a Deputy Member of the Storting for Oslo. Following Metropol's closure Eriksen Søreide joined Grette Law Firm as a trainee, in September 2005 she was elected a Member of the Storting for the first time; in September 2009 she was elected again.

Storting committees[edit]

  • 2009–2013: Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence
  • 2005–2009: Chair of the Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs
  • 2001–2005: member of the Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norway Gets A Female Foreign Minister First Time in History - The Nordic Page". The Nordic Page. 2017-10-20. Retrieved 2017-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Norway: new strategy to prevent flow of fighters to Iraq, Syria". World Bulletin News desk. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Ask, Alf Ole (2017-10-20). "Tre bytter i Regjeringen – Ine Eriksen Søreide første kvinnelige utenriksminister" (Norwegian). Aftenposten. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  4. ^ "Norway Gets A Female Foreign Minister First Time in History - The Nordic Page". The Nordic Page. 2017-10-20. Retrieved 2017-10-20. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen
Minister of Defence
2013–2017
Succeeded by
Frank Bakke-Jensen
Preceded by
Børge Brende
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2017–present
Incumbent