Grete Løchen, Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam had a meeting with Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam on April 9, 2019.
As a part of promoting the bilateral relationship and cooperation between Norway and Vietnam, the Ambassador and the Minister discussed many issues regarding the collaboration between the two nations in the future.
Løchen and Binh Minh also shared their mutual interests and viewpoints on topics involved sustainable ocean economy, international peace and security and the centrality of multilateral institutions including the UN and ASEAN.
“Both Vietnam and Norway have submitted their candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 respectively,” according to Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi’s Facebook page.
Based on trade and investment especially in Marine aquaculture/ fisheries and renewable energy/ LNG gas, the relationship between Norway and Vietnam has been developed for over 48 years from traditional cooperation to a more equal partnership.
At the end of the meeting, the Ambassador Løchen handed the Minister Binh Minh a book titled “the Security Council Chamber” about a history of the twentieth century’s most remarkable rooms that was created entirely by Norwegian artists and designers in 1952.