“It’s important to remember that the U.S. isn’t the same driving force as it used to be,” Erna Solberg said in an interview in Oslo on Monday.
“The world economy has more legs to stand on and there are far more economies that are growing.”.
There to discuss her vision for the world’s oceans, she found some common ground, even with U.S. officials.
And while Trump ultimately rejected a joint-communique, the fact that it was initially agreed on should be taken as a positive, she said.
Norway, which heavily relies on oil and gas exports, has seen scant effect from the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.
“The goal is that we don’t increase oil wealth spending in a period when the economy is improving,” Solberg said.
Should growth continue to exceed trend growth, then the impulse should be neutral or negative. »