18 Oct 2021
On 16 October 2021, Ms. Karntimon Ruksakiati, Ambassador of Thailand to Norway, provided the Thai Embassy as a venue for Mr. Le Hong Lam, Ambassador of Vietnam to Norway and Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO), to host the ASEAN Family Day. The event was attended by Mrs. Maw Maw, Ambassador of Myanmar in Norway, Mr. Todung Mulya Lubis, Ambassador of Indonesia to Norway, Mr. Bounliep Houngvongsone, Ambassdor of Lao PDR, and Mr. Raul Dado, CdA., a.i. of the Philippines Embassy in Norway and about 50 members of diplomats and family members of 5 ASEAN Embassies in Norway and Sweden.
ASEAN Family Day offered a good opportunity to strengthen ASEAN solidarity and friendship among ASEAN diplomats and their families in Norway and Sweden. Delicious traditional food and delicacies from each ASEAN countries were shared during the event. ASEAN family members in Norway and Sweden were happy to see each other again and to be able to organize such a get-together since the Norwegian government lifted most of the restrictive measures on COVID-19 and opened the society on 25 September 2021.