Obama, Norwegian prime minister to meet Oct. 20

AP News
Posted: Sep 30, 2011 7:08 PM
Obama, Norwegian prime minister to meet Oct. 20

President Obama will meet later this month with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (yehnz STOHL'-tehn-burg).

The White House says Obama wants to personally thank Stoltenberg for Norway's contribution to the NATO mission in Libya when they meet Oct. 20 in the Oval Office. He also wants to discuss a range of issues, including Afghanistan, Middle East peace, the Arctic, global health, climate change, the famine in Somalia and support for emerging North African democracies.

Obama first met Stoltenberg in December 2009 when he flew to Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Earlier this year, Obama signed a condolence book at the Norwegian ambassador's residence in Washington after an anti-Muslim extremist in Norway killed 69 people at a youth camp and detonated a car bomb in Oslo, killing eight others.