– Germany is Norway’s most important partner in Europe. We must further develop energy cooperation in renewable energy, and explore opportunities in areas such as hydrogen and offshore wind. Through cooperation, we can achieve common goals of green transition and lower emissions, says Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visits Berlin at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The Prime Minister also meets with German business and industry to discuss green change and energy cooperation.
– Norway and Germany work closely together to deal with the challenges facing Europe, both in terms of climate, green change and security. There has been extensive energy cooperation between Norway and Germany for many years, and it is positive that there is also constant further development within renewable energy, says Prime Minister Støre.
Norway is well placed to succeed in green value creation, especially due to important resources and expertise in the energy, offshore and maritime sectors, which are key areas for green transition in the EU countries.
– The Government will significantly strengthen Norway’s climate cooperation with the EU and further develop this to include a strategic industrial partnership. Norway has knowledge and expertise that can help Europe succeed in green transition while we create new jobs at home. Here, Germany is a key partner, says Støre.
Cooperation on green change, energy, health and the security policy situation in Europe will be the main theme of the talks with Scholz. In addition to the partnership in Europe, Norway and Germany also work closely together in NATO and the UN.
The program in Berlin also includes a visit to the architecture exhibition “Mad about volunteer work”. The Norwegian architectural firm Mad has won the competition to design what will be Europe’s tallest wooden house, WoHo, to be built in the middle of Berlin.
– This is an exciting and inspiring project. The Norwegian construction industry stands out by being at the forefront of green transformation of the industry and helping to create solutions for a sustainable future for the construction industry. Circular buildings with the use of materials, such as wood, are perceived as new Norwegian expertise, says Støre.