Lysbakken's Speech Translated

Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Audun Lysbakken’s speech to immigrant groups on the 26th of July has been translated into 15 different languages.

In his speech Lysbakken says, among other things, “I am keen to maintain good dialogue with the immigrant population and its representatives. Firstly, we must stand united in our grief, in working through the shock, and in creating security. I welcome your advice, suggestions and experience in this endeavor. Secondly, we must stand united in mapping out a course for Norway that can bring Norwegians of different backgrounds together, reduce antagonism in our society and create an even more tolerant and inclusive society. I also look forward to hearing your views on this matter.”

I am keen to maintain good dialogue with the immigrant population and its representatives. Firstly,
we must stand united in our grief, in working through the shock, and in creating security. I welcome
your advice, suggestions and experience in this endeavour. Secondly, we must stand united in
mapping out a course for Norway that can bring Norwegians of different backgrounds together,
reduce antagonism in our society and create an even more tolerant and inclusive society. I also look
forward to hearing your views on this matter.

Read his speech in English here.

Source: Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)

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