上週末參加了挪威駐休斯敦總領事斯郭彬博士之惜別晚會， 她在會上非常傷感地告訴領事團的各國代表， 挪威総領事館即將於年底關閉 ，她也將離任回國， 她特別感謝大家在過去三年多來給予她的支持和愛護， 當晚並由休斯敦外交領事團團長秘魯總領事摩理納大使代表致詞， 他推崇斯郭彬總領事在促進挪威和德州合作做出之卓越貢獻。
我認識斯郭彬總領事是在二年前就任几內亞駐休斯敦名譽總領事時， 參加了市長特納主辦的外交宴會， 正好是同桌 ，她非常親切地和我們交流， 並為我介紹了許多國家的外交代表， 我也告訢她多年前到過挪威首都奧斯陸， 她們這個高度發達的工業化國家是全世界第三的石油出口國 ，是當前全世界最富有的國家之一並多次入選全球最幸福的國家， 人均收入到達八萬二千美元， 僅次於卡塔和盧森堡， 這個物產豐富山明水秀的國土， 真是令人羨慕。
這是個不斷在變的世界， 挪威是個富有小國但不斷積極參與國際事務之國家 ，以斯郭彬博士之外交長才， 今後必將會為國継續在國際和平作出貢獻。
Norwegian Consul General Will Return Home Soon
Last weekend we attended the farewell party of Norwegian Consul General, Dr. Hilde Janne Skorpen. She sadly told the members of the Houston Consular Corps that the consulate would close at the end of the year. She said that she would also leave the office and return home. She especially thanked everyone for their support and love in the last three years.
The Dean of the Consular Corps, Ambassador Rodolfo Coronado Molina, Consul General of Peru, represented all of us in praising her contribution in promoting cooperation between Norway and Texas.
I met Dr. Skorpen two years ago when we attended the Mayor’s Consular Ball for the first time when I had just become the Honorary Consul of Guinea. She was so nice and introduced me to the other consuls at the party. We told her Norway is such beautiful country. We visited there five years ago. They are one of the richest countries in the world and it has been selected as the happiest nation in the world.
In this changing world, Norway is a small country, but it constantly participates actively in international affairs. We believe that Dr. Skorpen will continue to participate in diplomatic activities.
I told the Dean that we would like to host a farewell party for her before she leaves Houston.