The 60-year old successful relationship of Norway and the Philippines is deeply rooted on multilateralism, respect for international law, peaceful settlement of disputes and the merits of economic cooperation. These are fundamental elements of Norway’s foreign policy.
Our longstanding relationship in the maritime sector encompasses our partnership in trade, energy security, migration and development, lasting peace over conflict areas and the rehabilitation of communities affected by natural calamities. Indeed, we are on the right on track in harnessing further mutual interests bilaterally and even multilaterally in the regional stage, particularly in South East Asia. The Philippines has become Norway’s gateway in tapping new opportunities and exploring the region’s dynamic culture and business environment.