The Norwegian Embassy in Manila is working towards building and improving Philippine-Norwegian relations. The Embassy wants to get in touch with journalists who take an interest in covering and developing the Norway-Philippines relationship.
The Embassy is currently planning an e-mail newsletter directed at journalists and others who are curious about what’s stirring in the Philippine-Norwegian world. In addition to this, the Norwegian Embassy in cooperation with the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) is sending a delegation of Filipino journalists to Norway in September 2013.
Norway has a long-standing relationship with the Philippines. Norway’s embassy in the Philippines was established in 1967 and is the only Nordic embassy in the country. Similarly, the Philippine embassy in Norway is serving all the Nordic countries from its location in Oslo. Norway acts a facilitator for the peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist movement. Furthermore, Norway participates in the international monitoring team operating in Mindanao. Several Norwegian NGOs are operating around the Philippine islands, running different kinds of humanitarian projects and activities.
The Filipino community in Norway has a variety of local interest groups. Among other cultural events, the Philippine Independence Day is celebrated annually by the community in Oslo.
The Norwegian Embassy in Manila wishes to establish contact with Filipino journalists who are interested in one or more aspects of Philippine-Norwegian relations: business, culture, labor migration, diplomatic relations, or otherwise.