27 September 2007, Press Release, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
“Norway wants to be at the forefront of the international effort to combat corruption. Our role as a driving force in the EITI is an example of this. Until now, Norway has given the initiative financial and political support. We will now implement the EITI Principles fully. We will ourselves do what we ask other countries to do. This will enhance our credibility in the international fight against corruption in the raw materials industries,” said Minister of International Development Erik Solheim.