Jan Tore Sanner, Minister of Local Government and member of the Conservative Party, sent his congratulations to the Sámi people.
He wrote in a statement on his government department's website: “I wish to congratulate the Sámi government with 25 years as a democratic voice for the Sámi people in Norway. The Sámi government’s effort for the Sámi language, Sámi culture and business has strengthened the Sámi society. It has also made Norway become a more diverse and interesting society.”
MP Olemic Thommessen, Minister of Fisheries, Elisabeth Aspaker from the Conservative Party and representatives from the Sámi governments of Finland and Sweden are among those keeping salutation speeches in the Sámi government on Thursday.