Norway and Denmark establish diplomatic mission in Myanmar

Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt opened a joint diplomatic office  in Yangon on 4 November to strengthen diplomatic presence.

Stoltenberg was quoted as saying that Norwegian companies can now invest in Myanmar as the economic sanctions against Myanmar have been lifted, while Myanmar Minister at the President’s Office U Aung Min said the friendship between Myanmar and Norway would flourish in all sectors, reports New Light of Myanmar.

Schmidt said that the establishment of the Danish Embassy in Yangon will open a new chapter between Myanmar and Denmark to strengthen bilateral friendship, while U Aung Min expressed hope that the Myanmar-Denmark friendship would develop in all sectors.

The two prime ministers traveled to Nay Pyi Taw and separately met Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility of the House of Representatives (Lower House) and leader of the National League for Democracy.

Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Speaker of the Lower House U Shwe Mann had also met Norwegian Prime Minister Stoltenberg in the new capital on 3 November 2012, a day before U Thein Sein headed for Asia-Europe Meeting in Laos on 4 November 2012.

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