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Norwegian help appreciated in peace process in the Philippines

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon met with Idun Tvedt and Elisabeth Slattum of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 19 October 2017 to discuss the peace and reconciliation efforts between the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the (NDFP) that the Norwegian government has been helping with. The senator said Tvedt, the new special…

Finland and Norway to connect with China through trans-Arctic data cable

Finland and Russia are discussing the creation of a trans-Arctic fiber-optic data cable that would connect Finland, Norway and Russia with Japan and China, the Independent Barents Observer reported. Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Anne Berner, reportedly brought up the possible Arctic data link in a Tuesday meeting in Moscow with Russia’s Minister of…

First ‘Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum’ in Singapore

The Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum was held in Singapore for the first time on 29 September 2017. Mr Sam Tan, Singapore’s Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Manpower, delivered opening remarks at the forum titled ‘The Future of the Arctic: Geopolitical, Environmental and Business Perspectives’. Launched…

Norway-Singapore Maritime Digitalisation Forum 2017

On 14 November Innovation Norway and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are jointly organising the ‘Norway-Singapore Maritime Digitalisation Forum 2017’ The maritime industry is facing up to a new world where digitalisation is embracing the world and creating unparalleled opportunity for development and innovation. Industry 4.0 concepts plus the evolution and advancement of existing…

Norwegian named ‘Airline of the Year’

Norwegian has been awarded ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2017 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence during the CAPA Global Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in London. “It’s an honor to collect the award for CAPA Airline of the Year on behalf of Norwegian,” Bjørn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian, said. “This achievement underpins the hard-work and…

Norway’s new ambassador to Indonesia: H.E. Vegard Kaale

As of September 12th 2017, HE Mr Vegard Kaale is the new Ambassador to Indonesia, reports Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta. Mr Kaale looks forward to continuing to strengthen the good relations between Norway and Indonesia in many fields. “Our new Ambassador has a broad background within both political and administrative affairs at the Ministry…

Scandinavian Women’s Association welcoming to Singapore

Scandinavian Women’s Association (SWA) loves welcoming newcomers to Singapore! SWA attended welcoming events in early September both at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church and later at the Danish Seamen’s Church. Individuals who want to sign up to our database can do so by contacting SWA to make sure to be kept up to date on their…

Nordics in Hanoi Pride Parade

On 24 September the Nordic Embassies: Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam and Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi joined forces and thousands of other people in the Hanoi Pride Parade to advocate the universal values of equality, diversity, and tolerance. Ambassadors, diplomats, local staff, family members –…

Study in Europe – why Singaporean students should do it

13 European countries enlighted Singaporean students on opportunities to study in the region at the annual Study in Europe fair held at Suntec City on Saturday 30 September 2017. Each country had a booth equipped with a ton of informative materials, funny gadgets, and patient representatives to answer questions on everything, from costs and housing…