US president-elect Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who congratulated him on his election win.
The Trump transition team said in a statement: “The two leaders discussed the strong relationship between the United States and Norway.
“President-elect Trump said he looked forward to participating in alliance building forums to strengthen ties within the global community.”
Vladimir Putin spoke with the US president-elect, Donald Trump, for the first time on Monday last week, with the Russian president keen to emphasise the potential for bilateral cooperation.
A statement from Trump’s transition team said Putin offered congratulations on winning “a historic election”.
“During the call, the two leaders discussed a range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russia, strategic economic issues and the historical US-Russia relationship that dates back over 200 years,” the statement said.
“President-elect Trump noted to President Putin that he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia.”
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the two leaders shared a “phenomenally similar” outlook on foreign policy.
US president-elect Donald Trump has said he will name General James Mattis as Defence Secretary.
Mr Trump made the announcement during a speech in Ohio, his first major rally since winning the election.
Mr Trump hailed Mr Mattis as a “true general’s general”.