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Norway appoints its first female foreign minister
October 18, 2017 / 7:23 PM / 2 months ago

Norway appoints its first female foreign minister

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide was named minister of foreign affairs on Friday, making her the first woman to hold the post in the Nordic country.

File photo: Ine Eriksen Soereide greets a Norwegian soldier during a visit to the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) unit in Muenster, Germany, June 22, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

She replaces Boerge Brende, who last month was appointed president of the World Economic Forum.

The appointment leaves the top three government jobs, that of prime minister, foreign minister and finance minister, in the hands of women.

Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche

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