Anniken Huitfeldt, USA | Afdenbosten: Annikan Hudfeld becomes Norway's ambassador to the United States

Anniken Huitfeldt, USA |  Afdenbosten: Annikan Hudfeld becomes Norway's ambassador to the United States

Case updated.

Former Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (Ap) will soon be appointed Norway's new Ambassador to Washington DC. It will take place in the King's Cabinet on March 1. This was reported by Aftenposten.

Hootfeld was previously reported to be the government's favorite to take over the post in the US. Now it is about to become a reality.

In August, current ambassador Anniken Grudnes steps down and the government must succeed him. He has been Ambassador to Washington since March 2020.

Huitfeldt is currently the parliamentary representative of Akershus and should therefore be exempted from this position.

However, many have cautioned against giving Hoedfeld the ambassadorship to the United States. Among other things, Sylvi Listhaug indicated that it would be a party appointment to hire a former foreign minister.

– This type of post should be offered to the best qualified candidates. “As of my record, she's not in this case,” Lystock added NRK.

Storting representative Bård Ludvig Thorheim (H) has also responded to the appointment of a top politician.

– Being a foreign minister does not qualify you for such a job. It is about the qualities you must have and you have a strong background as a diplomat. He also said that there are many people who are more qualified for this post than him VG In January.

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