Tore Hattrem is the State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His main areas of responsibility include security policy, the High North, matters relating to the U.S., Russia, Eurasia, and Canada, humanitarian affairs, and human rights. Hattrem has been with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1992, most recently working as Director General of the Department for Regional Affairs. He served as Norway’s ambassador to Afghanistan and to Sri Lanka and served as Adviser in the UN Security Council Unit from 2000 to 2002. He was previously posted to the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and the WTO in Geneva.