The European Free Trade Association and Vietnam negotiations in Ho Chi Minh City. 
Photo: MFA.The European Free Trade Association and Vietnam negotiations in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: MFA

Vietnam and EFTA concluded their 11th round of negotiations in Ho Chi Minh City Friday 16 January 2015. The two parties negotiated for four days, and the negotiations were constructive and brought the two sides closer together, with substantive progress on a number of issues. A free trade agreement intends to secure business interests on both sides and to facilitate trade and investments.

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Ambassador Siren Gjerme Eriksen at the naming ceremony of the platform supply ship “Troms Mira” on 8 January 2015. . 
Photo: MFA.

Ambassador Siren Gjerme Eriksen was Godmother at the naming ceremony of the platform supply ship “Troms Mira” on 8 January 2015. The vessel was built at “Vard” in Vung Tau, Vietnam, and will be operated by “Troms offshore” a company owned by “Tidewater” and sail in Norwegian waters. The ship is a result of Norwegian and Vietnamese efforts and an example of the potential in Norwegian- Vietnamese...

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New entry and exit regulations for foreigners to Vietnam enter into force 1 January 2015.

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‘I condemn the appalling terrorist attack in Paris today in the strongest possible terms. We stand together with the people of France in their grief,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Dr. Soukphathay Sorpaseuth, Director of the Provincial Health Office for Vientiane Province, gives a tour of a district hospital where some of the mental health training will take place. He is accompanied by Dr. Chantharavady Choulamany (Basic Needs Lao PDR), Dr. Edvard Hauff (University of Oslo), and other team members. 
Photo: Basic Needs Lao PDR.

A mental health co-operation project was launched in Vientiane, Lao PDR on January 6.

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Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld.

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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The Embassy will not be able to accept any passport applications on 19 January, 2015.

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