The foreign relations of Norway are based on the country's membership in NATO and within the workings of the United Nations (UN). Additionally, despite not being a member of the European Union (EU), Norway takes part in the integration of EU through its membership in the European Economic Area. Norway's foreign. Norwegian BXP Historisk-Filosofisk Klasse (Norwegian Academy of Sciences. Historical-Philosophical Section) AVHANDLINGEN STUDIES (Monograph Series) R76 Christiansen, Bj-rn ATTITUDES TOWARDS FOREIGN AFFAIRS AS A FUNCTION OF PERSONALITY ' Oslo pp. The main task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to secure and promote Norway's interests internationally. Norway's interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its positi.