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Torgeir Larsen (born 2 July 1967) is a Norwegian diplomat and politician of the Labour Party.

Labour Party (Norway) Norwegian political party

The Labour Party, formerly the Norwegian Labour Party, is a social-democratic political party in Norway. It was the senior partner of the governing Red-Green Coalition from 2005 to 2013, and its leader, Jens Stoltenberg, was Prime Minister of Norway during that time. The party is currently led by Jonas Gahr Støre.

Larsen attended the Befalsskolen for marinen and holds the cand.polit. degree from the University of Oslo and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He was a journalist in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation from 1992, then consultant in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1995. From 1997 to 2000 he was an embassy secretary in Palestine, then an adviser in the secretariat for the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2001. From 2002 to 2006 he was the societal affairs and debate editor in Dagbladet . He then headed the secretariat for the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2010, served as Norway's ambassador to Spain from 2010 to 2011 and State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2011. In 2013 he left Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet to work in Statoil, but in 2015 he rejoined Jens Stoltenberg as the new NATO director's chief of cabinet. [1] [2]

Candidatus rerum politicarum (male), Candidata rerum politicarum (female), abbreviated cand.polit., is an academic degree in economics in Denmark and formerly an academic degree in all social sciences in Norway, including for example economics, psychology, sociology and political science.

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References

  1. "Torgeir Larsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  2. "Statssekretær Torgeir Larsen" (in Norwegian). Government.no . Retrieved 24 July 2012.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Per Ludvig Magnus
Norwegian ambassador to Spain
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Johan Christopher Vibe