ASEAN Committee in Oslo Celebrates ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary

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Norwegian MFA State Secretary Tone Skogen delivering her remarks

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The ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO)

From Left to Right: Amb. Maw Maw of Myanmar, Amb. Yuwono Putranto of Indonesia, Amb. Nguyen Hong Cuong of Vietnam, Chargé d’Affaires Maria Elena Algabre of the Philippines, and Amb. Prasittiporn Wetprasit of Thailand.

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The ASEAN Family in Oslo

24 August 2017 OSLO – The ASEAN Committee in Oslo or ACO (Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam) hosted a reception celebrating ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary at the Red Cross Conference Center, one of Oslo’s top venues for cultural events, on 24 August 2017.

The Reception was opened by speeches from the current chair of the ACO, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Hong Cuong, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Norway, and from Ms. Tone Skogen, State Secretary from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

All five Embassies served favourite dishes from their respective countries. For its part, the Philippines served Lumpiang Bangus (Milkfish Spring Rolls) and Cassava Cake.

The Reception attracted more than 200 guests from the Diplomatic Corps, Norwegian Government, Business Sector and the ASEAN Communities in Norway. END