Bjørn Tore Godal

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Bjorn Tore Godal.

Bjørn Tore Godal (born 20 January 1945) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs (trade and shipping affairs) 1991–1994, as well as acting Minister of Foreign Affairs 1993–1994. He was then Minister of Foreign Affairs 1994–1996 and 1996–1997, and Minister of Defense 2000–2001 in the first cabinet Stoltenberg. From 2003 to 2007 he was the Norwegian ambassador to Germany. From 2007 he has acted as special advisor to the Norwegian State Department in international energy and climate issues.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Johan Jørgen Holst
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Knut Vollebæk
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Morten Wetland
Norwegian ambassador to Germany
Succeeded by
Sven-Erik Svedman