U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder visits Norway on July 8, 2014
July 8, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Oslo on July 8, 2014. He had morning meetings with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Norwegian Minister of Justice Anders Anundsen. In addition he made a policy speech at the U.S. Embassy residence Villa Otium, focusing on violent extremism:
"We have a mutual and compelling interest in developing shared strategies for confronting the influx of U.S.- and European-born violent extremists into Syria. And because our citizens can freely travel, visa-free, from the U.S. to Norway and other European states – and vice versa – the problem of fighters in Syria returning to any of our countries is a problem for all of our countries.
This is a global crisis in need of a global solution. The Syrian conflict has turned that region into a cradle of violent extremism. But the world cannot simply sit back and let it become a training ground from which our nationals can return and launch attacks. And we will not."
Read Attorney General Holder's full speech