Washington, 3 September 2021 (TDI): Eriksen Soreide, Foreign Minister Norway met Secretary of State department the USA, Antony Blinken, on his official visit to Washington. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Søreide discussed the security situation in Kabul and diplomatic efforts to form a coordinated international approach to challenges in Afghanistan. The Secretary expressed gratitude for the Norwegian medical providers at HKIA who treated over 50 victims of the horrific August 26 terrorist attack in Kabul and for Norwegian contributions to the evacuation of U.S. citizens, our allies, and vulnerable Afghan citizens.
The Foreign Minister of Norway will also be attending a special meeting of the UN Security Council. It is important to note that Norway is an elected member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and 2022.