Category: Norway

Norwegian Ambassador meets Asian Disaster Preparedness Center






Kjetil Paulsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, met with newly appointed executive director of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, ADPC, Hans Guttman, on Friday 17 February 2017. They discussed the future of ADPC and Norway’s continued involvement with the organization. Being extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, the Asia-Pacific region must proactively manage its disaster risk.…

Norway presents 2000-year-old Tipitaka to Thailand






To tighten the bonds between Thailand and Norway a 2,000-year-old Tipitaka has been presented to Thailand by the Conservation Institute of Schoyen from Norway. Kjetil Paulson, Norwegian Ambassador to Bangkok, as well as representatives from the Conservation Institute of Schoyen were present at Wat Saket in Bangkok as the ancient Buddhist scripture was enshrined on 17 February…

Cambodia Focus event in Bangkok






In partnership with among other all the Nordic chambers of commerce organisations in Bangkok, EuroCham Cambodia organises the full-day seminar: ‘Cambodia Focus: Explore opportunities across the border on 14 March 2017. Targets for the forum are European businesses with the wish to expand operations in the ASEAN region. The event is tailored specifically for European…

Norwegian IDEX appoints Comtech as distributor in China






IDEX, a Norwegian company specialising in developing fingerprint solutions for mass markets, announced on Wednesday 15 February 2017 that they had entered into an agreement with Chinese distributor Comtech, one of the largest providers of electronic components and solutions in China. Following the agreement, Comtech will serve as an additional distribution channel for IDEX in…

Norwegian global health dialogue with Indonesia, Thailand






Mr. Vegard Holmelid, Norwegian minister counsellor in Thailand, attended on Monday 6 February 2017 the High-Level Foreign Policy and Global Health Retreat together with representatives from France, Senegal, Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa and Thailand. The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok says following the meeting, that the retreat facilitated fruitful discussions about the linkage between foreign policy…

Easier visa for Scandinavian tourists to Vietnam






On Wednesday 1 February 2017 the Vietnamese government launched their new e-visa to let tourists skip visiting a local embassy or wait in line at the airport for visa on arrival. Visitors from 40 countries, including Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, will now be able to get a 30 day tourist-visa by uploading an application…

Norwegian Ambassador on Malaysian strengths






H.E. Hans Ola Urstad encourages Norwegian companies to look outside Kuala Lumpur H.E. Hans Ola Urstad was appointed the Norwegian Ambassador in Malaysia in 2012. Before coming to Malaysia, Hans Ola Urstad was already an experienced diplomat. He has been working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1980, and besides assignments as Consul General…