From the left: Knut Arild Hareide, Siv Jensen, Erna Solberg, Tine Sundtoft and Trine Skrei Grande. 
Photo: Statsministerens kontor.From the left: Knut Arild Hareide, Siv Jensen, Erna Solberg, Tine Sundtoft and Trine Skrei Grande. Photo: Statsministerens kontor

"There is a need to transform the Norwegian society. An important reason is the need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid dangerous, anthropogenic climate change. At the climate change negotiations in Paris in December, Norway and the world needs to take brave new steps towards a low-carbon economy", says Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Read the full press release ...

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Training workshop for PFLAG in Vung Tau City. 
Photo: MFA.

Norway promotes human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) in Vietnam. The Norwegian Embassy funds a project with a local NGO – Centre for Information, Connecting and Sharing (ICS) who work with Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) to improve their knowledge and inform them of LGBT rights.

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Norwegian State Secretary visits Lao PDR. 
Photo: MFA.

From 21 to 23 January Mr Morten Høglund, Norwegian State Secretary, paid a bilateral visit to Lao PDR.

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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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