Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide.
Before becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide was Minister of Defence in Norway.
She is a member of the Conservative Party of Norway. In 2005, she was elected as a Member of the Storting for Oslo.
Born in Lørenskog, from 1995 Eriksen Søreide studied law at the University of Tromsø, while at university she joined the Conservative Party and got involved in local politics. In 2000 she became a member of the Conservative Party Central Executive Committee and Chairman of the Young Conservatives of Norway.