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Norway at ITB Asia

As Norway attend the travel convention ITB Asia is held in Singapore. On this occasion, H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard held a reception at the residence – in cooperation with Innovation Norway (Innovasjon Norge), Visit Norway and representatives from the Norwegian tourism industry. The increase in global tourism is noticeable in Norway, and more tourists are…

New Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore presented credentials

25 October 2017, H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard presented her credentials to H.E. Madam President Halimah Yacob at the Istana. Ambassador Nergaard looks forward to further deepening the relations between Singapore and Norway. “Building on an excellent foundation, I look forward to expanding our cooperation further to new areas of mutual interest” says Ambassador Nergaard. Source:…

Norwegians’ Singapore Beach Party 2017

150 people attended the BBQ and Beach Party at Sentosa 22 September, hosted by Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) and the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. The Party took place at Coastes (Sand Bar) with tickets including food and and free-flow drinks until 10.30 pm. Photos by Alex Janu Source: Norwegian Business Association (Singapore)

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…