Barry B. White confirmed as new Ambassador to Norway
September 22, 2009
On September 22, Barry B. White was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Norway.
White appeared in a confirmation hearing before the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 15, 2009. In his
prepared statement White emphasized the commitment shared by Norway and
the U.S. to promoting human rights, democracy, and freedom throughout
the world. He looks forward to working to preserve and build upon this
invaluable relationship. He added that the U.S. trade relationship with
Norway measures over one billion dollars per month, and is free of major
disputes. He will work to improve upon and increase economic
development opportunities both for U.S. companies in Norway and
Norwegian firms in the United States.