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...
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...
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.
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...
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.