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Medal for 40 years’ service at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok

Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin, who works at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, was awarded the Norwegian His Majesty The King’s Commemorative Medal on 7 December. Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin was awarded the medal for her outstanding work for Norway and the Norwegian Foreign Service, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. She has been working at the Norwegian Embassy…

Norwegian Embassy welcomes new Ambassador to Thailand

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok gave a warm welcome to the new Ambassador H.E. Ms. Kjersti Rødsmoen, who formally took up her duties as the Ambassador of Norway to Thailand on 5 December 2018. “I will spare no effort in my work to further strengthen the friendly relations between our two countries and promote broader…

Norway takes over presidency of Mine Ban Treaty

On 30 November, Norway took over the presidency of the multilateral Mine Ban Treaty. Currently, Norway is funding mine action in 18 countries including Vietnam and Laos. The Norwegian presidency will take as its point of departure the humanitarian aspect of the treaty, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “This treaty is an…

Surprise: Taipei tops list of World’s Friendliest and Safest City for Expats

Taipei comes out as number 1 out of 72 cities worldwide in the Expat City Ranking 2018. The city is in good company, with many other Asian metropolises also ranking in the top 10 cities for expats, such as Singapore (2nd), Ho Chi Minh City (4th), Bangkok (5th), and Kuala Lumpur (6th). The Expat City…

Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong inaugurated

The Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong was inaugurated on 28 November 2018. The opening speeches were held by Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, Ms. Anne Berner, Minister of Transport & Communications and Nordic Cooperation of Finland, Ms. Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade of Sweden and Mr. Dagfinn…

Opening reception of Nordic-Chinese concert

The opening reception of the project “Nordic Music By Design” in Shanghai took place on 28 November. “Nordic Music Dy Design” is a collaboration between the four Nordic Consulates General in Shanghai. The project pairs Nordic musicians and producers with their Chinese counterparts for a week-long studio time to work on creating a song, followed…

47th anniversary of Vietnam-Norway diplomatic ties

On the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Norway on November 25, Ambassador Grete Løchen send her first official address. In the official address, the Ambassador focused on the ocean: “The ocean truly connects us. Our 30-year bilateral cooperation in the blue economy has become a hallmark in this…