Signing Ceremony with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Børge Brende and his Lao counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Thongloun Sisoulith. 
Photo: Ud/Christian Birkely.Signing Ceremony with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Børge Brende and his Lao counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Thongloun Sisoulith. Photo: Ud/Christian Birkely

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Børge Brende and his Lao counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Thongloun Sisoulith, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Oslo on 6th October.

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The 2014 results of the international image and reputation survey the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index were released 20th November. Norway is ranked 13th of 50 countries that have global influence.

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy .

On the 20th of November 2014, we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). To help promote the Convention and its values, the Royal Norwegian Embassy has supported the Vietnam Association for Protection of Child Rights and UNICEF Vietnam to develop a child-friendly booklet on the CRC in Vietnamese.

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HE Siren Gjerme Eriksen visits the VietWater exhibition in HCMC.

The exhibition for water and wastewater industry, VietWater, was organised in Ho Chi Minh City 12- 14 November. The Norwegian ambassador Ms. Siren Gjerme Eriksen participated in the opening ceremony and visited the Norwegian pavilion with Vice Minister of Construction Mr. Cao Lai Quang.

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Soloist Magnus Staveland and the HBSO Choir. 
Photo: Ingvild F. Melien .

The premiere of The Magic Flute in the famous Opera House took place on Saturday November 8th. The performance is a result of the Transposition project, in which Norwegian and Vietnamese music institutions co-operate to build capacity in Vietnam.

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Photo: Jeanette Moss Krona.

Nha Trang University (NTU) is a long-term partner of many Norwegian institutions and celebrated its 55th Anniversary on the 29th September.

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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