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Sweden-SEA trade in focus for Mikael Damberg in Singapore

Sweden-SEA trade in focus for Mikael Damberg in Singapore

On 20 – 22 September Sweden’s Business and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg visits Singapore. Mikael Damberg participates in the inaugural Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit where corporate executives and decision makers from Sweden and Southeast Asia gathers. The minister will also meet with Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Singapore's Industry and Trade and visit an eco campus at Nanyang Technological University …

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Denmark is helping out with Indonesia's biggest wind farm

Denmark is helping out with Indonesia's biggest wind farm

Denmark's Minister of Climate and Energy, Lars Christian Lilleholt, has worked together with Indonesia's state-owned energy company PLN. Together with a handful of investors they've come to agreement of building the largest wind farm in Indonesia to date. “With the agreement today, and the conditional order for Vestas, we have cemented our international position within sustainable energy solutions,” said Lilleholt. …

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Denmark and Malaysia signs agriculture deal

Denmark and Malaysia signs agriculture deal

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 and mutual benefit. This is …

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Philippines seminars by BOI, Finn partnership

Philippines seminars by BOI, Finn partnership

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 at encouraging partnership in Philippine’s …

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Malaysian brings Finnish success to Singapore

Malaysian brings Finnish success to Singapore

At Slush Singapore, an anchor event under the inaugural Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH), also various entrepreneurs and start-up stakeholders share insights as part of the programme. One of the entrepreneurs, who presented her journey and shared some quite enormous challenges and her success that eventually came from perseverance, was Malaysian-born Evon Soderlund who ended up in Finland …

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Danish parliamentarians visit Vietnam

Danish parliamentarians visit Vietnam

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 and Public Administration Reform Programme …

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Indonesia and Norway set recommendations for new UN secretary-general

Indonesia and Norway set recommendations for new UN secretary-general

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 to accept these approaches to …

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Malaysia’s Minister for Agriculture visits Denmark

Malaysia’s Minister for Agriculture visits Denmark

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 in April by Minister Larsen …

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Swedish-SEA business summit: Ambassador announces continuation

Swedish-SEA business summit: Ambassador announces continuation

  Day 2 of the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit continued with a highly insightful session on CSR, followed by more ‘Success stories – perspectives from the ground’, where the Swedish companies Axis Communications, Spotify and Volvo Trucks South East Asia shared their experience of doing business in the region. And as the summit came to an end at lunchtime on …

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Norway's government helps 'green economy' in Indonesia

Norway's government helps 'green economy' in Indonesia

The Government of Norway is assisting South Korea-based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in preparing a 18,5 million dollar budget and a team of experts to launch 'green economy' projects in Indonesia until 2019. “We want to help improve the ratio of renewable power plants in Indonesia. This is the future of the energy business Helping the farmers is the next plan. …

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ASEAN Committee in Oslo visited Stavanger

ASEAN Committee in Oslo visited Stavanger

On 30 August and 1 September 2016, Thai Ambassador to Norway, Jukr Boon-Long, along with ASEAN Ambassador Stig Ingemar Traavik paid a visit to Stavanger in Norway, as the ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO) had organised the “ASEAN Road Show to Stavanger”. In this occasion, the ACO had very fruitful discussion with key local agencies and people, including the Mayor …

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Vietnamese art and photos on display in Oslo

Vietnamese art and photos on display in Oslo

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Norway diplomatic ties, Vietnamese art performances and photo exhibitions were held in the capital of Norway, Oslo. Tone Skogen, State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that the countries cooperation in field like climate change, gender equality and culture. Representatives from the Norwegian Government, organisations and diplomats attended the performances …

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Easier flights from Sweden to Asia

Easier flights from Sweden to Asia

On 5 September 2016, the cooperation between Finnair and the Swedish regional airline BRA expanded further. The cooperation strengthens Finnair’s presence in Sweden and connects Swedish cities via Bromma Airport with Finnair's global flight network. This means that Swedish travellers can smoothly travel to 17 destinations in Asia. The cooperation also provides Finnair’s international travellers with the opportunity to quickly …

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European Film Festival in Myanmar

European Film Festival in Myanmar

In these days, until 27 September 2016, the European Film Festival is being held in Myanmar, and this year, Danish, Finnish and Norwegian movies are joining for the first time. This year's festival takes place in Yangon, Myanmar, from 16-27 September 2016 and is the 25th of its kind. This year, 15 films from a dozen European countries are shown: …

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