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Barry B. White confirmed as new Ambassador to Norway

September 22, 2009
Mr. Barry White

Mr. Barry White

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.