Tag: Børge Brende

Norway discuss small state challenges with Singapore

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, visited Singapore on 4-5 June 2017. During his visit he met with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian Business Association Singapore, NBAS. Meeting with Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs, the two foregign ministers discussed the existential challenges that both countries face as small states in…

Indonesia and Norway set recommendations for new UN secretary-general

Indonesia is working with Norway in compiling a set recommendations called the UN70 Initiative, says Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi. The initiative was launched by Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende in February 2015 and as the new UN secretary-general is expected to take office on January 1st 2017, he or she is urged…

Norway’s FM attends ASEAN Meeting

From 24 to 26 July the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting took place in Vientiane, Laos. The meeting was attended by a range of foreign ministers from Southeast Asia, but also other regions of the world, including Norway, represented by Foreign Minister, Børge Brende. “The partnership with ASEAN is very positive for Norway,” Brende said ahead of…

Indonesia and Norway agree to cooperate over environment

On Tuesday 31 May 2016 Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende to discuss the strengthening of bilateral ties between the two countries, including by cooperating together in several sectors such as the environment and the fisheries. According to Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi, Brende’s first trip to Indonesia was meant to…