50 years of diplomatic ties between Singapore and Sweden

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This year marks half a century of cooperation between Sweden and Singapore. The two countries are both small but export-oriented nations supporting free trade in a global trade regime. Free trade is indisputable for both countries but in a world where global job trade is under heavy critique, countries like Singapore and Sweden have to…

Denmark in Malaysia hosts Copenhagen solutions conference

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A five-day conference ended on 8 September in Penang on Copenhagen Solutions for sustainability, which took place in Melaka, Selangor and Penang. The Embassy of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur expressed satisfaction to see so many people interested in hearing about urban planning to make our cities more sustainable and liveable. The embassy thanks the Malaysian…

Philippines seminars by BOI, Finn partnership

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Finnish Business Partnership Program (Finnpartnership) and the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Management Bureau and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Stockholm, organised a ‘Doing business with Finland’ seminar in Cebu City on 12 September, followed by Manila on 14 September. The business seminars aimed…

Indonesia and Norway set recommendations for new UN secretary-general

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Indonesia is working with Norway in compiling a set recommendations called the UN70 Initiative, says Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi. The initiative was launched by Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende in February 2015 and as the new UN secretary-general is expected to take office on January 1st 2017, he or she is urged…

Danish parliamentarians visit Vietnam

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A Danish delegation led by Denmark’s Minister of Food and Environment, Eva Kjer, visited Hanoi on September 22 where they were greeted by Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly, Tong Thi Phong. Tong Thi Phong stated that Vietnam wants Denmark’s help on climate end legislative related areas. Tong Thi Phong also expressed gratitude of the Good Governance…

Denmark and Malaysia signs agriculture deal

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On 22 September Minister for Agriculture & Agro-based Industries, Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and his Danish counterpart, Minister Esben Lunde Larsen, finally signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MuO) on agricultural cooperation. The aim is to further promote and develop cooperation between the two nations in the field of agriculture on the basis of equality…

Malaysia’s Minister for Agriculture visits Denmark

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Ending on 23 September, Malaysia’s Minister for Agriculture & Agro-based Industries, Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, visited Denmark to meet his Danish counterpart Minister Esben Lunde Larsen and sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agricultural cooperation with a focus on livestock and aquaculture. Minister Shabery’s trip to Denmark is a follow-up to the visit…