Norway and Denmark establish diplomatic mission in Myanmar

In response to changes in Myanmar, Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt will open a joint diplomatic office in Yangon on 4 November to strengthen diplomatic presence.

During the last year and a half, Myanmar, under the leadership of President Thein Sein, has entered on a reform path that has opened the country to the outside world.

Norway was quick to recognize the reforms and was the first Western country to remove sanctions against Myanmar. Both Norway and Denmark are now establishing a Diplomatic Mission in the country, in order to strengthen their diplomatic presence.

The main task of the Norwegian Diplomatic Mission will be to follow up the various aspects of the increasing bilateral relationship, including Norwegian assistance projects. The Norwegian Ambassador to Myanmar will continue to reside in Bangkok.

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