The main objective of the Norwegian Embassy is to promote Norwegian interests in Malaysia and further develop bilateral relations. The ties between the two countries are strong. The two nations enjoy long-standing and good relations in the political, economic and cultural fields.

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Photo: Anne Margrethe Vik.

The embassy will have reduced opening hours during Christmas.

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Photo: OCHA/Philippe Kropf.

‘Seldom has the world witnessed so many major humanitarian crises as it did in 2014, and the UN estimates that the need for humanitarian relief will continue to increase next year,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende. Norway will increase its support to humanitarian crises through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund.

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Foreign Minister of Norway Børge Brende on the White Paper launch on Human Rights. 
Photo: Utenriksdepartementet.

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights.

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The Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan. 
Photo: Statoil.

Statoil has sold its 15.5% participating interest in the Shah Deniz production sharing agreement, 15.5% share in the South Caucasus Pipeline Company (SCPC), 15.5% share in the SCPC holding company, and 12.4% share in the Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company (AGSC) to the Malaysian oil and gas company PETRONAS. The transaction value is USD 2.25 billion.

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Neuroscientists May-Britt and Edward Moser, winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014. . 
Photo: N/A.

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday 6 October to American-British neuroscientist John O'Keefe, and Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser.

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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FM Børge Brende, FM of Egypt Sameh Shoukry and Deputy Prime Minister of Palestine, Mohammed Mustafa. 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen/UD.

A total of USD 5.4 billion in assistance to Palestine was pledged at today’s international donor conference for Gaza and Palestine. ‘This solid result demonstrates massive international support for the Palestinian people. It sends a strong signal that the world is standing together to rebuild Gaza. We expect that Israel will do its part to reverse its access restrictions on Gaza, so that the...

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Foreign Minister of Norway Børge Brende undergoes the mandatory check for Ebola upon arrival at Dakar airport. . 
Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix.

‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst the world has ever seen, and is a serious threat to health, security and development both in the region and globally. Unless the international community, and particularly the UN and WHO, scale up and speed up the response, the situation will continue to deteriorate,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Grand Ballroom at Mandarin Oriental, all set and ready for the night's big event . 
Photo: Anne Margrethe Vik.

Friday Oct 10 2014 the annual Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, took place at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. This year as the previous, guests indulged in masterpiece seafood compositions from a high-end team of chefs assembled for this specific event.

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Former Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg at his first press conference as NATO Secretary General. 
Photo: Getty Images.

Mr. Jens Stoltenberg chaired his first North Atlantic Council after taking up his post as NATO Secretary General on Wednesday, 1 October 2014. “I am really looking forward to start and it’s a great honour to be the Secretary General of NATO,” Mr. Stoltenberg said arriving at NATO headquarters.

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