On 16 August Gunn Jorid Roset was accredited as Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia. Her Excellency presented her credentials to Malaysia’s king, the Yang Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, in a grand ceremony at the National Palace of Istana Negara, along with 12 other foreign envoys.
Ambassador Roset also exhibited Norway’s rich cultural heritage in her traditional national costume, which hails from her native Nordmøre, reported Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
As the former Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Section for East Asia and Oceania, Her Excellency has extensive experience from Malaysia and the ASEAN-region. She has accompanied several Norwegian ministers and state secretaries on official visits, including the 2015 visit by Foreign Minister Børge Brende to Kuala Lumpur. Ambassador Roset has also had postings in Latvia and South Africa, and has an educational background in political science, German language and international development policy. She is married with three young children, and looks forward to exploring Malaysia’s rich culture and stunning nature with her family for years to come.
ScandAsia sends its warmest congratulations to Gunn Jorid Roset as Norway’s new head of the mission to Malaysia!
Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur