The Embassy of Norway in Berlin
Address: Rauchstrasse. 1, Berlin, D-10117
Tel: +49 30 50 50 58 600
Fax: +49 30 505055
Amb. Torgeir Larsen
Torgeir Larsen was born 2 July 1967 is a Norwegian diplomat and politician of the Labour Party.
Larsen attended the Befalsskolen for marinen and holds the cand.polit. degree from the University of Oslo and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He was a journalist in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation from 1992, then consultant in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1995. From 1997 to 2000 he was an embassy secretary in Palestine, then an advisor in the secretariat for the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2001. From 2002 to 2006 he was the societal affairs and debate editor in Dagbladet. He then headed the secretariat for the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2010, served as Norway's ambassador to Spain from 2010 to 2011 and State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2011. In 2013 he left Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet to work in Statoil, but in 2015 he re-joined Jens Stoltenberg as the new NATO director's chief of cabinet.
Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1905, after Norway’s independence. During World War II, Norway was occupied by Nazi Germany. Germany has an embassy in Oslo, and Norway has an embassy in Berlin and two consulates, in Düsseldorf and Hamburg.
Both countries are full members of NATO, and of the Council of Europe. There are around 6,251 Norwegians living in Germany and around 20,916 Germans living in Norway. To promote the German-Norwegian relations in 1982, the German-Norwegian society and 1988, the German-Norwegian Friendship Society were founded.