New honorary consulate opens in Norway

A new Latvian honorary consulate has opened in the southwestern Norwegian city of Stavanger, bringing to eight the number of Latvian diplomatic offices in the country.

Latvia’s ambassador to Norway, Māris Klišāns, attended an Aug. 25 ceremony in Stavanger to welcome new Honorary Consul Håkon Tranberg, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ambassador said he expects broad cooperation to develop between Latvia and the Rogaland region of Norway in business, culture, tourism and education.

Besides the honorary consul in Stavanger and the ambassador in Oslo, Latvia has an honorary consul in Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø and two in Kristiansund. An honorary consul general also is found in Oslo.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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