Prime Minister Congratulates Erna Solberg of Norway

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has congratulated Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway, for being re-confirmed in her role following elections last month. Solberg has been the country’s Prime Minister since October 2013 and the leader of the Norwegian Conservatives since 2004.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:

“This evening the Prime Minister called Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway to congratulate her on being re-confirmed as her country’s Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister said she looked forward to deepening the already strong ties between the UK and Norway on a range of issues including trade and defence.

The leaders noted the UK and Norway’s continuing co-operation both bilaterally and through NATO and said they would look to enhance this relationship.

The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to update Prime Minister Solberg on the progress of the Brexit negotiations following her speech in Florence last month and the PM confirmed that she wants to make the same offer on Norwegian citizens as she made in Florence on EU citizens”.