9 January 2020
Scotland and Norway can work together to play a major role in tackling climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Norwegian business leaders.
Addressing the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise conference in Oslo, the First Minister highlighted offshore wind and carbon capture and storage as sectors where the two countries are at the forefront of developing technologies. The visit also included a meeting with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
The First Minister said:
Scotland and Norway are natural partners. We don’t simply share ties of history and geography but also common values and interests.
That will remain true regardless of Brexit and Scotland’s future constitutional position. We are determined to work with the Norwegian Government and Norwegian businesses to strengthen our existing relationships.”
Right click here to watch the First Minister’s speech.
Pleasure to give keynote speech in Oslo this morning at Norway’s biggest business gathering – the annual conference of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, and to discuss areas of potential collaboration with Prime Minister @erna_solberg pic.twitter.com/9PhfzZP6TS
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) January 8, 2020