Jan Petersen

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Person.png Jan Petersen  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Jan Petersen 2009.jpg
Born1946-06-11
Oslo, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
PartyNorway/Conservative Party

Employment.png Norway/Ambassador to Austria

In office
9 January 2009 - 2014

Employment.png Norway/Minister of Foreign Affairs Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
19 October 2001 - 17 October 2005

Employment.png Norway/Leader of the Conservative Party

In office
10 April 1994 - 9 May 2004
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Employment.png Norway/Member of the Parliament

In office
1 October 1981 - 30 September 2009
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Employment.png Mayor of Oppegård

In office
1 January 1976 - 30 September 1981
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Employment.png Norway/Leader of the Young Conservatives

In office
1 June 1971 - 1 June 1973
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Jan Petersen is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party, and regarded as close to the United States.

Career

From 1971 to 1973 he was the leader of the Young Conservatives (Unge Høyre), the youth wing of the Conservative Party. He worked for the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) 1975–1981.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 1981, and was re-elected on six occasions. He had previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1973–1977.

He chaired the Conservative Party from 1994 to 2004. From 2001 to 2005, when the second cabinet Bondevik held office, Petersen was Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was a proponent of a Norwegian participation in the war on Iraq in 2003, but did not get parliamentary majority for it, since the attack failed to get approval from the UN.

After four years as Foreign Minister, he was the leader of the Parliamentary Defense Committee 2005–2009.

He led the parliamentary inquiry into the Norwegian participation in the NATO-attack on Libya in 2011, where the committee exonerated the Labour government on all counts of misleading or breaking international law. The "Participation met all constitutional requirements and all humanitarian principles"[1], although it "had little understanding about what was happening in Libya".


 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/199630 May 19962 June 1996Canada
Toronto


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