Ambassador Kåre Aas’s distinguished career with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs began in 1983. He recently left his position in Oslo as Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States.
His swearing-in took place on September 17th, 2013. Prior to his assignment as Political Director, Ambassador Aas served as the Norwegian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 2008-10. From 2003 to 2008, Ambassador Aas served as Director General, Department for Security Policy and the High North. In that capacity he had inter alia the bilateral relationships between Norway and the U.S., the Russian Federation and the Central Asian Republics in his portfolio, and chaired and/or was a member of various international groups working on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and international peacekeeping operations. From 2005-07 he also served as Norwegian Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) Board of Governors. Ambassador Aas was born on May 25, 1955 in Oslo, Norway. He has three daughters and one son. He can be followed on twitter @kareraas.