Solvtrans executive to become new Norwegian Minister of Fisheries

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Harald Tom Nesvik (The Progress Party) will replace Per Sandberg (The Progress Party) as The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, according to Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang.

Earlier Monday, Aftenposten revealed that Sandberg will step down as Minister of Fisheries. They also wrote that a new Minister will be revealed Monday.

VG now writes that former parliamentary leader in The Progress Party, Harald Tom Nesvik, will replace Sandberg.

He now works as Society and Media Manager at Norwegian wellboat company Solvtrans.

Nesvik refuses to comment the rumours, according to VG.

Sandberg has has faced heavy criticism after he went on a holiday to Iran with his girlfriend Bahareh Letnes.

According to Norwegian PM Erna Solberg, Sandberg did not comply with safety regulations when he brought his work phone to Iran. According to the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST), Iran is considered a “high risk country” together with China and Russia, known for extensive electronic surveillance.