ASEAN and Regional Development Cooperation

The Government of Norway, under the implementation of its collaborating development partners, supports various development projects in Southeast Asia. Below is a list of agreements and contracts on various projects. Read more

Photo: FAO.

Norway supports Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to conduct a Fishing Vessel Energy Audit in Thailand. This Pilot Project started in November 2013, and represents the first known attempt to formally complete energy audits of Thai fishing trawlers. Read more

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... Read more

Photo: Tu An Ngo.

Human trafficking has long been a challenge in Thailand and other countries in South East Asia. Last week, the Royal Norwegian Embassy organised a field trip to the Samut Sakhon province to learn more about transnational human trafficking in the South East Asia region and more importantly hear stories and experiences directly from the victims. Read more

ASEAN and Børge Brende. 
Photo: MFA.

‘Norway has today been invited to enter into formal partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. I welcome this partnership, which will give us access to important political arenas and enhance the opportunities for Norwegian companies in Southeast Asian markets,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

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‘More than 200 000 people are affected by the floods in Myanmar, and many people have lost their lives. Myanmar has strengthened its disaster risk reduction and preparedness efforts, but the country still needs external help. Norway is providing NOK 10 million to help ensure that the flood victims are given the support and assistance they need,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Norway to provide an additional NOK 20 million in humanitarian aid to Rakhine state in Myanmar. Read more

A delegation from the Norwegian Embassy visited the Mahidol University and students from Myanmar who receives scholarship co-funded by the Norwegian government. The students, from different courses and ethnic backgrounds, expressed gratitude at the event held on November 20th. Read more

The Ambassador spoke at the Launch of United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons. Norways is one of the main donors to the project. Read more

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) has launched a new corporate website in order to better serve its partners, stakeholders and the media. Read more

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' grants portal provides an overview of all grants from the Ministry and Norad for which agreements have been entered into, and for which disbursements are planned for this year and for up to the next four years. Read more

Photo: Norwegian Ministery of Foreign Affairs.

In Brunei on June 2, Norway acceded to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) in a ceremony attended by Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide and the ten ASEAN foreign ministers. Read more