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Norway's first dedicated ASEAN Ambassador

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Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta

On Friday 21 July, Ambassador Morten Høglund presented his letter of credence to ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, and thus made history as the first separately designated Norwegian ASEAN ambassador.

While Southeast Asia could seem far away, the region is still of great interest for Norway, both politically, economically and culturally. ASEAN’s success in promoting peace and cooperation has led Norway to seek closer cooperation with the organization.

In 2015, Norway became a sectoral dialogue partner with ASEAN, and the designation of a dedicated Ambassador represents the next step in this partnership. Ambassador Høglund will be based at the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta.