Ambassador-designate White in SFRC hearing
Designated Ambassador to Norway Barry B. White appeared in a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Sept. 15, reports The American Embassy in Oslo.
“I am very pleased and honored to be nominated by President Obama to become the next United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway and I thank him for his trust and confidence,” said White, who was accompanied by his family.
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. If confirmed, he would work to improve upon and increase economic development opportunities both for U.S. companies in Norway and Norwegian firms in the United States.