THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
October 18, 2013
Readout of President Obama’s Call with Prime Minister Solberg of Norway
President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Solberg of Norway to congratulate her on taking office and to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds that the United States and Norway share. The President expressed appreciation for Norway’s leadership in supporting global health and human rights, combating climate change, and advancing peace and security in the Middle East and around the world. The two leaders also discussed the importance of supporting the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in its efforts to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles. They agreed to continue to work together to address common challenges and looked forward to meeting in person.