Ambassador Strømmen visits Texas and OCT

Ambassador Strømmen, William Christensen (from Embassy in DC), Director General of NPD Bente Nyland and Torgeir Knutsen (Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy)

From Left: Ambassador Strømmen, William Christensen (from Embassy in DC), Director General of NPD Bente Nyland and Torgeir Knutsen (Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy). Photo by Liv Jenssen Eckhoff / Royal Norwegian Consulate General Houston.

Ambassador of Norway to the US, Mr Wegger Strømmen, visited Houston, San Antonio, and Austin May 3 – 6.

By Liv Jenssen Eckhoff – Norway.org

As part of his trip to Texas, Ambassador Strømmen met with Governor Rick Perry at the Texas Capitol Building in Austin. Among the topics discussed were shared interests and possibilities for increased collaboration in the energy and healthcare sectors.

Prior to his meeting with Governor Perry, Ambassador Strømmen visited Houston and the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), accompanied by Director General of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Ms Bente Nyland, and representatives from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Ambassador Strømmen spoke at four events, including a reception in the Consul General’s residence. The group was given a guided tour of the impressive Norwegian pavilion by Senior Vice President of Innovation Norway, Mr Finn Kristian Aamodt. Additionally, the ambassador met with Houston Mayor Bill White during a luncheon hosted by the World Energy Cities Partnership.

In San Antonio Ambassador Strømmen was given a guided tour of the Alamo. Afterwards he met with representatives from the City of San Antonio and the city’s business community to learn more about possible cooperation opportunities for Norwegian businesses.

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