Norway, Singapore seek closer ties on Arctic affairs

Singapore’s Minister of State in The Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry Of Culture, Community and Youth, Sam Tan visited Norway during 18 to 22 January 2015.

Minister of State Sam Tan met Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Børge Brende on 19 January 2015, and presented the latter with a copy of Professor Tan Tai Yong’s “Maritime Heritage of Singapore”. Photo credit: MFA

Minister of State Sam Tan met Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Børge Brende on 19 January 2015, and presented the latter with a copy of Professor Tan Tai Yong’s “Maritime Heritage of Singapore”. Photo credit: MFA

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Mr Sam Tan was in Tromsø, Norway to attend the 9th Arctic Frontiers conference on 19 January 2015. He delivered a speech titled: “State of the Arctic – Singapore’s Perspective”. The event was attended by about 877 registered participants from 37 countries. The text of Mr Tan’s speech is appended.

On the sidelines of the conference, Mr Tan called on Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Børge Brende. They reaffirmed the good relations between Singapore and Norway, and had a frank exchange of views on regional developments. Mr Tan also met United States Special Representative for the Arctic Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr. to discuss possible areas of cooperation between Singapore and the United States during the latter’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2015 to 2017. In addition, Mr Tan met a Singaporean student, Mr Ian Lee, who is taking part in the University of the Arctic (UArctic) Student Ambassadors Programme at the University of Tromsø.

Source: Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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