Government of Norway

10/30/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/30/2020 04:41

Changes among the state secretaries

In today's session of the Council of State, The Crown Prince Regent has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

State secretary Marianne Hagen has been honourably discharged as state secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

State secretary Ingvild Ofte Arntsen has been honourably discharged as state secretary to Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide, and appointed again as state secretary in a 50 percent position to Minister of Children and Family Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, and a 50 percent position to Minister of Agriculture and Food Olaug Vervik Bollestad.

Lars Andreas Lunde is appointed as state secretary in a 50 percent position to Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø, and a 50 percent position to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru.

Anders Tyvand is appointed as state secretary to Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide.

The Government represents the Conservative Party (C), the Liberal Party (L) and the Christian Democratic Party (CDP). The state secretaries are:

To Prime Minister Erna Solberg (C)
Mr. Lars Øy (C)
Ms. Ingvild Næss Stub (C)
Mr. Rune Alstadsæter (C)
Mr. Audun Rødningsby (L)
Mr. Hans Olav Syversen (CDP)
Mr. Oluf Ulseth (C)
Mr. Peder Weidemann Egseth (C)

To Minister of Education and Integration Guri Melby (C)
Ms. Anja Johansen (L)
Mr. Grunde Kreken Almeland (L)
Ms. Anne Tørå Solsvik (L)

To Minister of Children and Family Kjell Ingolf Ropstad (CDP)
Ms. Jorunn Hallaråker Heggelund (CDP) - Leave of absence 24.09.20-01.07.21
Ms. Julie Kristine Kordahl (CDP)
Mr. Erik Lunde (CDP) - Temporarily appointed 27.05.20-26.05.21
Ms. Ingvild Ofte Arntsen (CDP) - 50 percent position

To Minister of Finance Jan Tore Sanner (C)
Mr. Magnus Thue (C)
Ms. Kari Elisabeth Olrud Moen (C)
Mr. Geir Straume Olsen (L)
Mr. Sverre Vatnar (CDP)
Ms. Maria Kristine Strandskog Göthner (C)

To Minister of Justice and Public Security Monica Mæland (C)
Mr. Lars Jacob Hiim (C)
Mr. Thor Kleppen Sættem (C)
Ms. Hilde Johanne Barstad (C)

To Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (C)
Ms. Anne Grethe Erlandsen (C)
Ms. Maria Jahrmann Bjerke (C)
Ms. Frøydis Høyem (C)

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)
Mr. Audun Halvorsen (C)
Mr. Jens Frølich Holte (C) - Leave of absence - 01.10.20-20.01.21
Ms. Marte Ziolkowski (C) - Temporarily appointed 01.10.20-20.01.21

To Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation Linda Hofstad Helleland (C)
Mr. Paul Chaffey (C)
Mr. Raymond Robertsen (C)

To Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen (C)
Ms. Tone Skogen (C)

To Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup (C)
Ms. Heidi Karin Nakken (C)
Mr. Paal Pedersen (C)

To Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (L)
Ms. Lucie Katrine Sunde-Eidem (L)
Mr. Lars Andreas Lunde (C) - 50 percent position

To Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide (CDP)
Ms. Ingelin Noresjø (CDP)
Mr. John-Ragnar Kvam Aarset (C)
Mr. Anders Tyvand (CDP)

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Olaug Vervik Bollestad (CDP)
Mr. Widar Skogan (CDP)
Ms. Ingvild Ofte Arntsen (CDP) - 50 percent position

To Minister of International Development Dag Inge Ulstein (CDP)
Mr. Aksel Jakobsen

To Minister of Research and Higher Education and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Henrik Asheim (C)
Ms. Aase Marthe Johansen Horrigmo (C)
Mr. Vegard Einan (C)
Ms. Saida Roshni Begum (C)

To Minister of Culture and Equality Abid Raja (L)
Ms. Gunhild Berge Stang (L)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru (C)
Mr. Tony Christian Tiller (C)
Mr. Lars Andreas Lunde (C) - 50 percent position

To Minister of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn (L)
Mr. Mathias Fischer (L)
Ms. Maren Hersleth Holsen (L)

To. Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen (C)
Ms. Trine Danielsen (C)