Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide is a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party (Høyre) and has since 2005 been a Member of Parliament. Currently Eriksen Søreide chairs the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence. Eriksen Søreide served as Norway’s first female Minister of Foreign Affairs (2017-2021) and was the Norwegian Minister of Defence from 2013-2017. She has also been a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, led the parliamentary delegation for the European Parliament, and led the European Committee in the Norwegian Parliament. Eriksen Søreide holds a Cand.jur from the University of Tromsø.