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Ambassador Kåre R. Aas

Ambassador Kåre R. Aas presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

Ambassador Kåre R. 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.

Prior to his assignment as Political Director, Amb. Aas served as the Norwegian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 2008 - 2010. From 2003 - 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 - 2007 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.

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Most recent blog posts:

"Y" Pride?

Working Together Against Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing

3401 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

On International Women’s Day, Viewing CVE Through a Gendered Lens

The Race for the White House, As Seen by a Norwegian on the Sidelines

Follow the Ambassador on Twitter: @kareraas


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

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