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Deputies in the national’s assembly of Vietnam approved free trade agreement with the EU

On 8 June 2020, the Danish Ambassador H.E. Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen together with the EU Ambassador H.E. Mr. Giorgio Aliberti and other EU countries’ representatives attended the ninth session of the 14th National Assembly plenary meeting to witness the Vietnam National Assembly’s ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment…

Wilhelmsen coordinates Singapore’s first full crew change for Synergy Group using new protocol

The Norwegian ships agency Wilhelmsen published an official statement on 6 June 2020. The subject is regarding the success in organizing crew for Synergy group with new safety measurement protocol. The statement said: The first seafarers to benefit from the use of chartered flight to comply with the new crew change protocol, developed by the…

Norway gives $5 million to mine clearing in Cambodia

The Norwegian government has confirmed its dedication and involvement in supporting the Cambodian mine clearance efforts. The Norwegian support will come through Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and will provide $5 million over the next four years. The announcement was made by Zlatko Vezillic, the Program Manager for NPA’s division for Mine Action and Disarmament in…

Next online maritime discussion for young professionals starts on 5 June

The Norwegian embassy Singapore announced on upcoming maritime online event on 3 June 2020. The statement said: The Norwegian young professional community in Singapore is closely linked to the maritime industry. The next online gathering will be on 5 June 2020 with the topic of “GLOBAL YOUNG SHIPPING FORUM: WHAT NOW?” The forum involves youth…

Norwegian Film Institute awards two SEA film-projects

The Norwegian Film Institute has awarded six international film productions with a monetary award, amongst which two of the projects are Southeast Asian; one from Vietnam and one from Myanmar. The awarded productions were chosen from 45 applications to the Sørfond Fund, according to Screen Daily, a site for news in the film-industry. The Norwegian…

Scandinavia and Thailand top children’s rights survey

The KidsRights Foundation has released their survey of children’s rights, covering 182 countries. Scandinavian countries are well-known for ranking high in surveys researching human rights – and this survey is no exception. Several Southeast Asian countries also rank high in this survey. The report places Iceland as the country in the world where children have…

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minster in phone discussion with Norway

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Pham Binh Minh talked on the phone with Norwegian Foreign Minister H.E. Ine Eriksen Soreide on 26 May 2020. They talked was among other things about how to enhance bilateral cooperation and coordination at multilateral forums. The two leaders noted with satisfaction the sound development of bilateral ties,…

International Admissions Opened for Integrated Innovation Bachelor Program

A special round of admissions for the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Integrated Innovation (BAScii) program in the Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation is now open. This admission round will be beneficial to those students whose international study plans have been affected by COVID-19. “We opened this round following requests by many students whose international…