“Norway and India have strong and deep bilateral ties. Our cooperation, especially in the fields of the oceans, energy, climate and environment, research and global health is extremely important and growing. India’s geopolitical role, its large population, its long coastline and, not least its booming economy make India an increasingly influential regional and global player, and an important partner for Norway. I am looking forward to working with the government of India so this relationship can gain even further strength and momentum. I look forward to my tenure in India, which I am sure will also be filled with great experiences of India’s rich culture and diversity.”- Ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund.