The Prime Minister met Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway in Davos this morning.
Their discussions focused on the terrorist incident in Algeria and how the UK and Norwegian governments could work together to learn lessons from the attack.
They agreed to share their teams’ analysis of what had happened; that the teams involved should hold a joint meeting and carry out a tabletop contingency exercise. They also agreed to strengthen diplomatic, police and defence co-operation in the region. The two Governments will also bring together British and Norwegian oil and gas companies to discuss how they protect their interests in the region.
They also talked about Europe and the PM’s approach to Britain’s role in the EU that he set out earlier this week.
Finally, they discussed how they could continue working together to support the Government in Somalia and agreed that the UK Somalia Conference in May should ensure that the international community continues to do all it can to strengthen democracy in the country.
Meeting with Fredrikk Reinfeldt
The Prime Minister also met the Prime Minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt yesterday evening. Their discussions focused on the EU budget and they agreed on the need to limit EU spending. They also discussed the Prime Minister’s approach to Britain’s relationship with the EU and his ideas for a future EU that would be more open and more competitive.
They agreed to keep working together on this issue in the months ahead.