Mountains of Norwegian salmon left rotting at port. A beachfront resort in Palau abandoned before completion. A sluggish response to a devastating Philippine typhoon: crossing China’s “red lines” can have painful economic consequences.
By Tarra Quismundo
Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende on Thursday called on the international community to sustain support for typhoon-stricken villages, saying a bigger investment was needed to rebuild homes, facilities and livelihood.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says his country will continue brokering peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents despite the rebels’ withdrawal from negotiations.
By Matikas Santos
Norway’s foreign minister Borge Brende will make his first official visit to the country from January 7 to 9 and will also visit disaster-hit areas in Samar to see first-hand the Norwegian humanitarian and relief effort in the province.
Norway is the happiest country in the world and the United States the 12th. The Philippines ranks 67th.