WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Norway (all times local):
President Donald Trump says the economic ties between the United States and Norway are "robust and growing" and he's pointing to their work in the NATO alliance to counter security threats.
Trump is joining with Prime Minister Erna Solberg at a news conference following their meeting at the White House.
Solberg is highlighting the two nation's deep roots and says she assured the president that Norway is an ally and a friend "that you can count on."
Norway's leader says her country is committed to the Paris climate agreement and sees tremendous economic opportunities in the green economy.
Trump announced last year his intention to pull the U.S. out of the climate pact.
President Donald Trump and Norway's prime minister are bonding over economic ties and military might as the two leaders meet for talks expected to focus on security issues and jobs.
Trump's meeting with Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House is the first foreign leader visit with the president in 2018. Seated in the Oval Office, Trump notes that Norway has been a strong consumer of U.S.-built military equipment, including the F-35 aircraft.
"Norway is a great customer, and a great ally and a great friend," Trump says.
Solberg says Norway is "really appreciative of the good work that we have together with the United States. You are our closest ally inside NATO."