On 18 August 2016, The ASEAN Committee in Oslo, ACO, jointly organized the event “ASEAN Cultural Night 2016” at Gamle Logan, Oslo. The purpose of the event was to promote and raise awareness about the ASEAN Community as well as each member country to those invited guests representing various sectors in Norway as well as diplomatic corps.
The event started with a reception serving national dishes and was followed by cultural performances from each member country. In this regard, Ambassador to Thailand in Oslo, Jukr Boon-Long, delivered his remarks commending Norway on their new role as the first ASEAN Sectoral Dialogue Partner. He believes that this will highlight Norway’s active role in fostering cooperation and exchange expertise with ASEAN in various fields of mutual interests such as trade and investment, infrastructure development, maritime security, fishery, energy and deforestation. He also believes that it will build up people-to-people linkages through cultural exchanges and regional community projects.
Furthermore, Mr. Jukr Boon-Long expressed his confidence that under the collaboration with Norway, ASEAN would be more capable to tackle all challenges laying ahead and building ASEAN as a community of prosperity and opportunity.
Source: The Royal Thai Embassy in Oslo