Response of the State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland regarding Norway's policy on economical restrictions

7Chair of the Board of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce Liv Monica Stubholt discussed practical aspects of the sanctions in her article published in Aftenposten on 18 April 2017. Marit Berger Røsland, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has replied to Liv Monica in her comment published on the Government's website on 25 April 2017.

"Russia holds the key to a solution to the conflict in the Ukraine and to a reduction of the restrictive measures", writes State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland in her response to the Chairwoman of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce. "Norway has sanctions and restrictive measures against 25 different countries today. Targeted economic sanctions and measures have become a more common instrument when the international community is to deal with threats to peace, security and justice. For a small country with an open economy, this is very important", explains State Secretary. 

The full comment of Marit Berger Røsland (in Norwegian language) can be downloaded by clicking on the link here.