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Jakarta Post

Norwegians study, settle down in Bali

  • Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

Canggu, Bali   /   Sat, March 28 2009   /  01:57 pm

Hundreds of Norwegian students are taking three-month educational trips to Bali to fulfill their academic requirements, strengthening the friendship between the Scandinavian country and Indonesia in the process. The Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia Eivind S. Homme said the natural beauty, rich culture and warm hospitality of Bali and its people would encourage more Norwegians to visit, study and settle down in the island province. "As Norwegian ambassador, I am pleased with this development as it adds a new dimension *between the two countries* and further strengthens our bilateral relations," the ambassador said Friday. "Student networks between the two countries are now more established, knowledge about each nation has expanded and tourism has increased in both directions." Homme was addressing the inaugural Bali-Norway Friendship Day at the Canggu Club in Canggu, ...