Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy

Ambassador Kåre R. Aas

Ambassador Kåre Aas’s distinguished career with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs began in 1983. He left his position in Oslo as Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States. He presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

Prior to his assignment as Political Director, Amb. Aas served as the Norwegian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 2008-10.

From 2003 to 2008, Amb. Aas served as Director General, Department for Security Policy and the High North. In that capacity he had the bilateral relationships between Norway and the U.S., the Russian Federation and the Central Asian Republics in his portfolio, and chaired and/or was a member of several international groups working on nuclear disarmament and international peacekeeping operations. 

From 2005-07 he also served as Norwegian Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) Board of Governors.

Amb. Aas was born on May 25, 1955 in Oslo, Norway. He has three daughters and one son.

Follow the Ambassador on Twitter: @kareraas

Speeches

A collection of speeches delivered by Amb. Aas can be found here.

 


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