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Prime Minister Solberg had a full day’s program in Hanoi Friday 17 April, meeting with Vietnams Prime Minister H.E. Nguyen Tan Dung, H.E President Truong Tan Sang and President of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues.

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The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is visiting Vietnam 16-18 April 2015 on invitation from Vietnam’s Prime Minister HE Nguyễn Tấn Dũng.

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The Norwegian Ombud, Anne Lindboe (third from the left) with the Norwegian Delegation. 
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The Norwegian Ombudsman for Children, Anne Lindboe, visited Hanoi from 30 March - 2 April as one of the speakers at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Ms Lindboe participated in a session by the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights, “High Level panel on the Convention of the Rights of the Child”, and discussed children’s rights and early childhood development. Delegates, among the...

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The Norwegian Delegation, Ambassador Siren and Deputy Head of Mission Ragnhild together with the Vice Chair of the Vietnam National Assembly, H.E. Mr Uong Chu Luu. 
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Hanoi hosted the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU-132) from 28 March to 1 April 2015. Over 2000 delegates from over 120 countries, including IPU parliamentarians, associate members, and international organisations participated. The main theme of the event was “Sustainable Development Goals: Turning Words into Actions”.

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Norway has confirmed its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a prospective founding member. ‘Norway is a substantial contributor to global development efforts, and wishes to join countries from Asia and other parts of the world in further refining the structure and mission of the AIIB,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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Norway is providing NOK 90 million to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is an increase of NOK 10 million compared with last year. ‘Strengthening the UN’s human rights work is vital, particularly at a time when these rights are under increasing pressure globally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Students participate in ISFiT 2015 “Walk of Peace”. 
Photo: Cuong M. Pham.

From the 5th to the 15th of February 2015, ten Vietnamese students, along with students from around the globe, participated in the world’s largest international student festival held in Trondheim, Norway.

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