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October 23, 2018

Dinner held in Nay Pyi Taw to mark National Day of Norway

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing welcomed by Norwegian Ambassador Ms. Tone Tinnes at the dinner commemorating the National Day of Norway in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing welcomed by Norwegian Ambassador Ms. Tone Tinnes at the dinner commemorating the National Day of Norway in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

A dinner commemorating the National Day of Norway was held at the Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening.
Present at the event were Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, Chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission U Aung Kyi, Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun, representatives of Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, officials from the ministries and invited guests as well as Norwegian Ambassador to Myanmar Ms. Tone Tinnes and officials from embassies.
A documentary video of Norwegian National Day was shown, followed by the opening of the National Day event by playing the national anthems of Myanmar and Norway.
In her speech at the event, Norwegian Ambassador Ms. Tone Tinnes said Norway is cooperating with Myanmar in the hydroelectric, oil and gas sectors and providing assistance to ensure access to electricity for all by 2030. The Myanmar-Norway Business Council plays an important role for Norwegian companies to operate in Myanmar, and Norwegian companies are already investing in Myanmar, Ms. Tinnes said. Memorandums of Understanding on the fisheries and petroleum management sectors are expected to be signed in the near future, she added.
In his speech at the event, Union Minister U Win Khaing expressed his delight to Norway for standing with Myanmar people in peace, reconciliation and democracy matters in Myanmar, removing the sanction imposed by European countries, supporting the development of the hydroelectric sector and assisting in environmental conservation in Myanmar. Well-known Norwegian companies are investing in Myanmar and are practicing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), business practices that are greatly appreciated, the minister said.
Norway is considered as an important ally of Myanmar and its development. President U Win Myint mentioned social economic development of Myanmar being a priority of the government, and the assistance of Norway being very beneficial to build a democratic federal union of Myanmar. The Union Minister noted the cooperation to promote friendship between the two countries and its people. The Norwegian Ambassador, Union Ministers and invited guests had dinner together after taking commemorative group photos. —Myanmar News Agency

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