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Logo Design Contest

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Norway and Vietnam, the Norwegian Embassy launches a logo contest from 10 September to 15 October 2020.

Ambassador Grete Løchen's address

A Webinar on Opportunities in the Vietnamese Offshore Wind Market is held online today by Norwegian Energy Partners, in collaboration with Innovation Norway. Ambassador Grete Løchen participated and gave an opening address virtually. Below is the full text of her speech.

Avoiding trade frauds

The Norwegian Police have advised foreign companies to use video conferencing and record their communications to ensure secured transactions.

Visaforlengelse i Laos

Som følge av nasjonale restriksjoner har Immigration Department stanset mottak og behandling av visum. Ordningen gjelder inntil videre.

Visaforlengelse i Vietnam

Forlengelse av visum for turister håndteres av Vietnam Immigration Department i Hanoi og Ho Chi Minh City. Opphold og arbeidsvisum håndteres av Provincial/City Immigration Offices.

Changes in the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 15 July

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is introducing new exceptions to the travel advice against non-essential travel to all countries. The new exceptions apply to individual countries in the Schengen area/EEA from 15 July.

Norway supporting international promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of the press

Norway is maintaining its international support for freedom of expression and freedom of the press by extending its cooperation with International Media Support for four years. According to the agreement, funding provided by Norway will be used to improve access to reliable information, particularly during crises, promote high-quality journalism, and counter hate speech. It will also be used in efforts to protect journalists and media workers in 40 countries.

Norway elected to the UN Security Council

Today, Norway was elected as a member of the UN Security Council for the period 2021–2022. ‘We would like to thank the UN member states for the confidence they have shown in us. The world needs more international cooperation to promote peace and security. We will make use of our seat on the Security Council to strengthen this work,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Norway to participate in international cooperation on COVID-19 vaccines

Norway is strongly committed to the effort to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. It is now clear that Norway will take part in two international initiatives to secure access to a vaccine for Norwegians and for people in low- and middle-income countries.

Information Session on the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM)

The Session was co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) where Ambassador Grete Løchen was invited to attend and talk about the Convention from the perspective of international cooperation and assistance.

Norway, Vietnam and UNDP join forces to tackle waste and plastic pollution

Two Norway-funded projects launched on the World Oceans Day in Vietnam to tackle waste and plastic pollution.

Informasjon om Covid-19

Viktig informasjon fra regjeringen, departementene og øvrige norske myndigheter om tiltak og råd til befolkningen.

Norway allocates a further NOK 38.2 million to humanitarian efforts

Press Release | 12 May 2020

Record Norwegian support for humanitarian efforts and protection

Press Release | Dated 24 April 2020

Norwegian aid to developing countries hits record high

Press Release | 16 April 2020

Norway seeking increased international cooperation to deal with the coronavirus crisis

Press Release | 16 April 2020

New programme aims to support Viet Nam on addressing Gender Biased Sex Selection and related harmful practices

Press Release | 10 April 2020

The Government enters new partnership agreements with humanitarian organisations

Press Release | 6 April 2020

Largest ever agreement with Norwegian Church Aid to fight poverty

Press Release | Date 2 April 2020

Norway stepping up support for international research on coronavirus disease

Press Release | Date 2 April 2020

Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains travel advice of 14 March

Press Release | Date 3 April 2020

Norway to contribute to new UN Fund to Fight Coronavirus

Press Release | Date 31/03/2020

Order of Laos Prime Minister on reinforced measures against Covid-19

Date: 29 March 2020

Norway to increase support for vaccine development by NOK 2.2 billion

Press release | Date 27/03/2020

Covid-19 pandemic: Government strengthens humanitarian efforts

Press Release | Date 25/03/2020

Norway takes initiative for new coronavirus fund at UN

Press Release | 23/03/2020

Regjeringen samarbeider med flyselskapene om å bistå nordmenn på reise med å komme hjem | Government cooperating with airlines to assist Norwegians in travelling home

Pressemelding | Dato: 17.03.2020

Fraråder reiser som ikke er strengt nødvendige til alle land | Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against non-essential travel to all countries

Pressemedling | 14/03/2020

Notice to Norwegian Travelers

Norwegian citizens may face new measures when entering other countries.

2020 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates Named

The 2020 Holberg Prize is awarded to British-Canadian scholar Griselda Pollock for her contributions to feminist art history and cultural studies. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Danish theologian Frederik Poulsen for his research on The Old Testament.

Oppdatert helseinformasjon for reisende i Vietnam og Laos

Koronavirus (covid-19): Vietnamesiske myndigheter bekrefter at viruset er i Vietnam. Så langt er det et begrenset antall smittede.

Ambassador address

On 13-14 January 2020, Ambassador Grete Løchen took part in the Vietnam Onshore & Offshore Wind Summit 2020 in Hanoi and delivered an address as a Guest Speaker. Below is the full text of her address at the Summit

Religion and Environment

On 14 October, Ambassador Grete Løchen attended the National Interfaith Conference in Vietnam to promote the role of faith-based organisations in environmental protection and climate change responses together with political leaders, and leaders from faith-based organizations of 16 religions in Vietnam. Below is the full text of Ambassador's address at the Conference.

Regional OPTOCE Project launched in Vietnam

Ambassador Grete Løchen's speech at the launch of the Regional OPTOCE Project on October the 4th 2019, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Are you planning to travel to Norway and need a visa or residence permit?

As of the 6th of August 2019, applications for a visitor’s visa/residence permit to Norway submitted in Vietnam will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.

Vietnam - Norway Joint Statement

Full text of the Vietnam - Norway joint statement.

The Mine Ban Convention - 20 years of protection

Full text of the Ambassador's Speech on behalf of Norway as Presidency of the Mine Ban Convention at the dinner reception of the Regional Seminar on Landmines, Cluster Munitions and Explosive Remnants of War. Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 – 30 April

Amendments to the Children Act and the Citizenship Act on parentage and citizenship for children born outside Norway came into force

On 1 April, amendments to the Children Act and the Citizenship Act on parentage and citizenship for children born outside Norway came into force.

Norway increases contribution to Green Climate Fund

Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein is giving priority to the Green Climate Fund as a channel for funding Norway’s climate-related efforts in developing countries in the coming years. Norway is hosting a replenishment meeting for the Fund in Oslo on 4-5 April.

Den 1. april ikraftsettes endringer i barnelova og statsborgerloven om foreldreskap og statsborgerskap for barn født i utlandet.

First woman to win the Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck, an US mathematician becomes the first woman who wins the Abel Prize for her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically changed the mathematical landscape

The Ibsen Scholarships 2019-2020

Looking for funding for your performing arts projects?

2019 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates Named

Travelling to Norway as a group?

Then you may apply all together and save time!

Norway's New Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2019 - 2022)

Today, 11 January, the Norwegian Government's new Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2019 - 2022) is launched. With the new Plan, Norway commits to continue to strengthen women's participation in peace and security efforts and women's rights in conflict settings. We will increase our efforts in strategic phases of peacemaking.

The Norwegian Parliament votes in favour of dual citizenship

Dual citizenship could be allowed by 2020.

Norway to take over presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty

The Mine Ban Treaty is perhaps the most successful multilateral arms-related treaty in recent times. It was adopted in Oslo on 18 September 1997 and signed by more than 100 countries in Ottawa on 3 December the same year.

Ambassador Grete Løchen presenting her credentials to President H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong

On 17 November 2018, Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam Grete Løchen presented her credentials to the President of Vietnam, H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong, officially starting her 4-year posting in Vietnam

Ambassador Message

On the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the establishment of Norway-Vietnam diplomatic relation, Ambassador Grete Løchen delivered her first message on the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Norway-Vietnam Business Summit on Marine Rest Raw Materials Processing

Rest Raw Material Processing - Potential for Norway-Vietnam Cooperation

The United Nations Day 2018. Let’s celebrate cooperation!

On this UN Day, let’s celebrate cooperation! If we are to solve the greatest challenges of our time, we need more – not less – international cooperation.

Solar Seminar with EVN PECC1 on 15 October

Ambassador Designate Grete Løchen attended and delivered the speech at the Seminar "Norwegian solutions for solar power". The event was arranged by the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, Innovation Norway, and the Power Engineering Consulting JSC 1 under the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN PECC1).

Norwegian Fisheries Seminar on 1-2 October

The Seminar was co-organised by the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, Innovation Norway and the Vietnamese Department of Fisheries. Speakers from Norway’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Fisheries; Directorate of Fisheries; and Norwegian companies discuss how Norway effectively combats illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, and uses satellite and other technologies for this. Below is Ambassador Designate Grete Løchen's opening remarks at the Seminar.