Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. 
Photo: Norway-Asia Business Summit.Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Photo: Norway-Asia Business Summit

The annual Norway-Asia Business Summit was concluded in Singapore last week, with the participation of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.

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The Norwegian ambassador, Kjetil Paulsen, yesterday attended the opening of the International Seafood festival 2016 at Big C on Rajadamri Road. This was in connection with the ‘Thaifex – World of Food Asia 2016’ trade fair, where the ambassador attended the opening ceremony today. Thaifex is now the largest food and beverage trade fair in Asia, with 80,000 sqm of floor space and a record of 1,9...

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On Friday 20 May, Ambassador Kjetil Paulsen was an official guest at the remarkable temple Wat Sraket in Bangkok, together with Professor Jens Braarvig from the University of Oslo. The occasion was the celebration of the important Buddhist festival Wishaka Bucha. The celebration coincided with the final day of the exhibition “Traces of Gandharan Buddhism”, which Professor Braarvig has been...

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Photo: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development.

The Norwegian government places high priority on education in its development and humanitarian policy. The aim of Norway’s funding efforts for education is to promote economic development, democratisation and the implementation of human rights, thus contributing towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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On 25-26 April, Norwegian representatives were present at the ‘Second Regional Conference on Enhancing Cooperation on Border Management in ASEAN: Towards a More Interconnected and Safer ASEAN Community’, held by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Jan Ole Finseth, retired Commander, senior grade, from the Norwegian Coast...

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Photo: Kids Action for Kids.

Ca. 1 av 700 barn blir født med leppe/ganespalte i Thailand. En operasjon koster ca. 5000 norske kroner. Dette er en stor sum for mange. I februar var to ansatte fra ambassaden, Heidi Thams og Gro Aaserød, med som frivillige deltakere på et kirurgisk feltbesøk i Mae Hong Son, nordvest i Thailand på grensen til Myanmar. Her møtte de mange barn og unge med et stort behov for hjelp.

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In 2005, after Thailand was seriously hit by the 2004 tsunami, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the Department of Fisheries (DOF) in Thailand entered into an agreement to carry out a cooperative project in the Andaman Sea.

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Den 17. mai skal feires med to arrangementer i løpet av dagen. På morgenen, 10:45, inviteres alle barn og voksne med tilknytning til Norge til ambassadørens residens. På kvelden, 19:00, inviteres alle fastboende nordmenn med venner til gallamiddag på Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit.

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Photo: UN Photo Eskinder Debebe.

Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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From left: Kjetil Paulsen (ambassador), Pia Gjermundsen, Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg, Liv Inger Tønjum. 
Photo: Tu An Ngo.

Thursday 28 January, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (TNCC) in collaboration with the Norwegian Seafood Council and the Norwegian Embassy hosted the annual Seafood under the Stars in the intimate garden of Ambassador Kjetil Paulsen’s residence. This year, a record-breaking 260 distinguished guests were present, all with a stake in the strong, bilateral cooperation between Norway and...

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The Visa Aplication Centre will be moving offices after 24 March 2016. From 28 March 2016, the new address will be:

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