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The Norwegian Foreign Ministry responded to the call of the Prime Minister of Poland to share income

The Norwegian Foreign Ministry responded to the call of the Prime Minister of Poland to share income

Norwegian Foreign Secretary Eivind Vad Petersson responded to the desire of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to share profits from oil and gas exports.

“While oil revenues have risen as a result of the conflict in Ukraine, the value of the fund has fallen,” he wrote in response.


Petersson clarified that this is a decrease of about NOK 550 billion, partly due to the fall in the stock market.


Earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki invited Norway to share profits from oil and gas exports.

“Norway’s additional profit from oil and gas will exceed one hundred billion euros …”, he said, meeting with Polish citizens. “Dear Norwegian friends, this is not fair,” the head of the cabinet added.


Earlier, the Minister of National Defense of Poland, Mariusz Blaszczak, called on the European Union to increase the fund of military assistance to Ukraine.

“We also talked about the support that we provide to Ukraine. I, for my part, raised the issue of finance. In my opinion, but this opinion is also shared by other states, the amount increased to two billion euros is decidedly low,” Blaszczak told reporters in Brussels, where the meeting of the heads of the EU military departments took place.


He noted that only Poland provided Ukraine with military assistance for more than a billion euros.

“Our donation, which we have already donated, already exceeds one billion euros, so the Polish donation alone is half the amount provided for in the fund. And we remember that this fund was organized to finance other purposes, such as missions of the European Union states. So that with full confidence, this amount should be higher,” he added.