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Sabah hosts Norway’s only Consulate in Malaysia
Published on: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
By: Ottey Peter
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KOTA KINABALU: Norway has officially opened a Honorary Consulate in Sabah to strengthen the relationship and interaction between Norwegians and Sabahans.

Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the Sabah Government fully supports the setting up of the Honorary Consulate here.

He said that all the federal states in Malaysia are part of this close friendship and there are is increase of Norwegian tourists and business people travel all over Malaysia.

“An average of more than 700 Norwegians visit Sabah every year. I am happy to welcome them and I am sure they will find many interesting places to visit here.

“Norway and Malaysia established bilateral relations in 1968 and have enjoyed good and friendly relations for more than 50 years. 

“We are honoured that Norway has given such priority to our State and to choose Sabah as the location for its only consulate,” he said at the launch, held in Kg Melawa, Sepanggar Bay here, Monday. His speech was read by Deputy Chief Minister cum Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Datuk Christina Liew, 

Shafie also welcomed Norway Honorary Consul in Malaysia, Anders Moller to the group of Honorary Consuls in the State. 

He hoped with the establishment of the consulate will offer a possibility for increased contact between Norway and Sabah and that even more Norwegians will come and explore the State.

“I know Moller has lived in Sabah for many years and will be able to give good and accurate assistance if needed by Norwegians and Norwegian businesses in Sabah. He will be an asset to the joint efforts by the State and Norway to increase our relations,” he said.

Also present were Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia, Gunn Jorid Roset, Ambassador of Denmark to Malaysia, Jesper Vahr, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Sabah Regional Office Director, Anwar Udzir. Other nations that have Consulate offices or Honorary representatives include China, Japan, Indonesia and Spain 



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