President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today in Washington with Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store of Norway to reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Norway relationship. The two discussed joint efforts, including through NATO and the OSCE, to address Russia’s destabilizing military buildup along Ukraine’s borders. They also discussed enhancing the U.S.-Norway partnership in tackling a range of challenges, including climate change, ending the COVID-19 pandemic and establishing sustainable health security financing, and humanitarian support for Afghanistan. President Biden thanked the Prime Minister for Norway’s leadership as President of the UN Security Council this month. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan also met separately with Prime Minister Store.