Bilateral Cooperation

2016-12-19 ‘I am pleased that we can announce the full normalisation of our political and diplomatic relations with China here in Beijing today. This joint statement opens up many opportunities for cooperation. We have already agreed to immediately resume negotiations on a free trade agreement,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Starting from left: Mr. Tong Yanchao, Deputy Division Director on Pollution Source Monitoring, Department of Environmental Monitoring, MEP; Ms. Fang Li, Deputy Director General of FECO/MEP; Mr. Svein O. Saether, Norwegian Ambassador in China; Mr. Wen Wurui, Director General of FECO/MEP; Mr. Wu Jiyou, Deputy Director General of Department of Environmental Monitoring, MEP; Mr. Liu Zi, Investigator, Division of Air and Noise Pollution Prevention and Control, Department of Pollution Prevention and Control, MEP; Mr. Thorjorn Larssen, Professor, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). 
Photo: FECO/MEP.

With the support of the on-going Sino-Norwegian Competence Building Project, a national training session on mercury monitoring technology was held in Beijing on December 28-29, 2010. The training was part of the bilateral cooperation on environment between China and Norway. Read more

Photo: Scanpix/Statsministerens kontor .

The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Ms. Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, will visit China between the 11th of October and the 15th of October. Read more

Director General Mr. Xu Qinghua and Director General Ms. Hæge Andenæs. 
Photo: Gunnvor Berge/MFA.

The second meeting under the Sino-Norwegian Environmental Cooperation took place at San Ya, Hainan Province, 11. – 13. September. The bilateral cooperation was established in 1995, and renewed by a Memorandum of Understanding in 2008 following the establishment of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, MEP. Next year`s meeting will take place in Norway. Read more

Norwegian Minister of Culture Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt . 
Photo: Wenche Nybo/KUD.

The Norwegian Minister of Culture will be in Shanghai and Beijing September 26-29th. This is the first visit to China by the Minister Huitfeldt and she will have a tight but comprehensive schedule during her visit. Read more

Photo:  Ministry of Labour.

Welfare models, collective bargaining, workers’ rights and occupational health and safety will be among the topics discussed when the Norwegian Minister of Labour, Ms. Hanne Bjurstrøm, visits China between the 27th of September and the 1st of October. Read more

The Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget), Oslo. 
Photo: Petter Foss/MFA Norway .

The Norwegian Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense visits China between the 24th and 29th of September. Read more

The Norwegian Ambassador Mr. Svein Saether, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Jonas Gahr Stoere and China's Vice President Mr. Xi Jinping. 
Photo: Tone Helene Aarvik.

Støre visited China on the 30th of August for political consultations. Read more

Photo: Rune Bjåstad/ MFA Norway.

Støre will visit China on the 30th of August for political consultations. Read more

Photo: Marta.

An agreement on cooperation was signed on the 23rd of May 2010, marking the beginning of a partnership between the Norwegian municipality of Bergen and the Chinese municipality of Dalian. Mayors Gunnar Bakke and Li Wancai were present to sign the agreement. Read more

Mr Heggem recently concluded his visit to China, which took place from the 27th of June to the 3rd of July. The delegation had talks in Beijing, Inner Mongolia and Shanghai. Read more

State Secretary Pål J. Skogholt, third from right. 
Photo: Shanghai Green Environmental protection Energy CO., LTD.

Mr. Skogholt visited Shanghai June 16-20 to take part in the Maritime days at the Norwegian Pavilion. Read more

As part of an extensive trip to China that included participation at the EXPO in Shanghai, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Trond Giske, also visited Guangdong in the end of May. Mr. Giske is a strong advocate for closer Sino-Norwegian business and trade relations. Read more

State Secretary Dr. Kyrre Lekve at the Norwegian pavilion. 
Photo: Ragnhild Skålid Kunnskapsdepartementet.

Dr. Lekve visited Shanghai May 20-27 along with officials from the ministry and the Norwegian Research Council. Read more

Photo: Christian Grotnes Halvorsen.

The Norwegian minister of Trade and Industry Mr. Trond Giske was on a 10-day visit to China between the 21st and 31st of May. The minister’s program, which centered on Norway Day at Expo 2010 Shanghai also included visits to Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Suzhou and Chongqing. Read more

Photo: Torbjørn Tandberg.

The Norwegian Minister of Oil and Energy, Mr. Terje Riis-Johansen, visited China between the 26th of May and the 1st of June, during which time he visited World Expo Shanghai, and the cities of Hangzhou and Yantai. Read more

Chongqing and Sør-Trøndelag plan to deepen their twinning relationship with a set of events of culture, business, research and education between the 30th of May and the 1st of June. The cultural program includes an impressive roster of Norwegian artists such as the Trondheim Soloists, Sissel Kyrkjebø and Håkon Gullvåg. Read more

Photo: Are Haram/Finansavisen.

Norway’s Minister of Finance Mr. Sigbjørn Johnsen visited China in the period 10-14 April, on invitation from China’s Minister of Finance Xie Xuren. Read more

Minister Giske at Frontline Ship yard at Waigaoqiao. Front, second from right Consul General Fred H. Nomme, back left Consul Bjørn Blokhus. 
Photo: NHD.

The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Mr. Trond Giske was in China January 11-14. The purpose of his visit was to promote Sino-Norwegian trade and Norwegian export to China. Read more