Tag: Philippines

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…

Philippines: Ceasefire ahead of peacetalks in Norway

On 25 July, the Philippines newly elected President, Rodrigo Duterte, called for an unilateral ceasefire  between government forces and communist rebels, effective immiediately. The ceasefire was declared ahead of peace talks in Oslo from 20 to 27 August this year. The President proclaimed the ceasefire in his first ‘State Of the Nation Address’ before a joint Congress.…