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Countries for and against China’s Xinjiang policies

Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland signed on 8 July 2019, along with 17 other nations, a letter addressed to the president of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calling on China to end its massive detention program in Xinjiang. The letter expressed concern about “credible reports of…

Norwegian Scatec Solar delivers third solar power plant in Malaysia

Norwegian solar integrator Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected its third solar power plant in Malaysia, the 66 MW (DC) Merchang plant. The company now has a total of 197 MW in operation in Malaysia. “We are pleased to have reached another important milestone together with our partners in Malaysia. This also marks the…

China’s Artic goals examined by Norwegian Scholars

China’s goals in developing its influence in the Artic region is examined in an article on the website of the Arctic Institute – an independent organization headquartered in Washington, D.C with participation from all the Nordic countries, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. In later years, Arctic nations such as Denmark, Sweden and Norway have increasingly…

Norwegian Business group calls on Myanmar to restore Internet access in Rakhine and Chin states

Myanmar-Norway Business Council together with four other business organisations have urged Myanmar authorities to restore internet access in Rakhine and Chin states. The statement warns of the “possible reputational impact in the international community and view of Myanmar as a responsible investment destination” being wrought by the internet-shutdown. It has been more than three weeks…

Norwegian DNV GL to help Singapore with floating solar power project

Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB), has contracted Norwegian technical consultancy DNV GL to help with its 50 MW floating solar PV project at the Tengeh Reservoir in the island nation’s northwest region. DNV GL’s job is to be the technical advisor for project which, upon completion, will be one of the largest single floating solar…

Norwegian Embassy supported Malaysia to ratify UN treaty against torture

On July8, representatives from Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur joined “Regional Dialogue on Malaysia’s Accession to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT).” The regional dialogue on Malaysia’s Accession to UUCAT was held by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and the European Union…

Singapore’s Firm invested S$3.0 Million in Norway’s TAG Sensors

Elite Partners Capital (EPC), Singapore-based asset management firm announced on July 8 that it has invested S$3 million (€1.95 million) in Norwegian cold chain management specialist TAG Sensors. The signing ceremony for the investment was held on July 8 at the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. The agreement was inked by EPC’s Executive Chairman Micheal Tan…

Norway, Finland and Sweden co-supported project on constitution in Myanmar

International IDEA Myanmar (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) announced on June 20 that its program titled “MyConstitution” has been supported by its existing partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and its recent partners, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Finland and Sweden. MyConstitution is established…

Singapore ranked world’s most powerful passports

The Henley Passport Index revealed on July 2 that the world’s most powerful passports goes to Japan and Singapore with a visa-free or visa-on-arrival score of 189. The highest spot among other Nordic countries goes to Finland who sits in 2nd place along with South Korea and Germany with an access to 187 destinations around…

Laos’ Foreign Minister visited Norway

On June 28, delegation from Laos’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Foreign Minister of the Lao PDR Saleumxay Kommasith visited Oslo, Norway for Norway-Lao bilateral consultations. As a part of the visit, Loas’s Minister Kommasith and the delegation attended the meeting where they met with Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and Norway’s Minister of…