The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt today in Oslo. Secretary Blinken thanked Foreign Minister Huitfeldt for hosting the informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Oslo. The Secretary also thanked the Foreign Minister for Norway’s continued support for Ukraine, countering Russia’s brutal aggression, and discussed other global challenges, including energy and food security, public health, and our shared interest in a free and open Indo-Pacific. The Secretary emphasized the importance of the Arctic for the United States, congratulated Norway on assuming the Chair of the Arctic Council, and reiterated the U.S. intention to open an American Presence Post in Tromsø, the only U.S. diplomatic post above the Arctic Circle.