Norway’s Ambassador-Designate Ms May-Elin Stener presents credentials to the President of India

Ms Stener begins her duties as Norway’s Ambassador to India from today, 29th August 2023.

Ms May-Elin Stener presented her credentials to the Honorable President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu in New Delhi today, a day after her arrival to India.

Norway and India share a strong and growing bilateral relationship in areas including the ocean, energy and environment. Bilateral trade between both countries has doubled in recent years. The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund is likely one of India’s largest single foreign investors (around USD 17.6 billion). Norway’s new Climate Investment Fund has invested 7 billion INR (974  million NOK) in renewables so far in India. There are around 200 Norwegian companies operating in India, and over 20,000 Indians live in Norway, making people-to-people linkages deep and strong.

“I am extremely happy to finally be in India and look forward to experiencing this vast and diverse country. I believe Norway and India share a strong bond together, and I hope to further strengthen the partnership during my tenure. India is culturally diverse and I look forward to immersing myself into its various facets. Thank you for a warm welcome, India”, said Stener after presenting her credentials to the President at the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan.

She can be followed on Twitter @NorwayAmbIndia. Her bio is available here.

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