Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted “Human Rights Networking Event” and “Buka Puasa” taking place at Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence on Thursday, May 23.
The guests attending were representatives from UN, some Malaysian NGO’s, as well as the diplomatic community.
The event was opened by the Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia Gunn Jorid Roset who gave a speech mentioning the importance of human rights that people from across the world are focusing on at the moment.
The ambassador highlighted that human rights is a vital issue relating to all people, so it is essential for people to be aware of their right and protection. Respect and protection of Human Right are also one of several matters Norwegian foreign policy has valued as its priority.
She also expressed her hope to see the world where there are respect and tolerance for others regardless of the differences in race, age or gender. The ambassador concluded her message with an acknowledgement for the attendees who assisted in promoting human rights and democratic principles in Malaysia.
Following that the “Buka Puasa” or breaking the fast in English was began. The guests had a great time with food, refreshments and exchanging conversations.
“We would like to thank the guests for taking their time to attend during the holy month of Ramadan, and we hope to see you all in the Norwegian residence again soon,” Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wrote on its Facebook page.