His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has
passsed away

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has passsed away

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand passed away on Thursday 13 October 2016. Condolences from the Nordic countries and Nordic institutions are collected here.

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Danish Foreign Affairs Minister very satisfied with Vietnam visit

Danish Foreign Affairs Minister very satisfied with Vietnam visit

Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Kristian Jensen has completed an official visit to Vietnam on 11 – 12 October, covering both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. During the two days the Minister held various meetings with Vietnamese leaders to discuss measures in promoting the bilateral comprehensive partnership. He also visited Danish companies to learn about opportunities and challenges …

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The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Thailand

...and Thailand visit

On Thursday 13 October 2016, Kristian Jensen, the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, started his two-day visit in the Thai capital. The minister had a tight schedule as he was visiting both Danish companies and stores and …

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SIMP Asia: call for 2017 applications, sustainability seminar

SIMP Asia: call for 2017 applications, sustainability seminar

As the Swedish Institute is running the on-going Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) 2016 in Asia (supported by Enact, a sustainability consultancy firm in Stockholm), a business seminar on the role of business in sustainable development takes place in Bangkok on 12 October. Meanwhile the 2017 SIMP is now open for applications, where the Swedish Institute Management Programme aims to …

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A Danish Church may be established in Thailand

A Danish Church may be established in Thailand

Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolfhechel hosted a lunch for visiting Secretary General of the Damish Church Abroad Mrs Margith Pedersen. From left Gregers Møller, Mai Ellegaard, Consul Birgit Sarah Kondrup-Palmqvist, Bjarne Tvilde, the Ambassador, Margith Pedersen, and Deputy Head of Mission Peter Sand. Margith Pedersen, Secretary General of the Danish Church Abroad and the Danish Seamens Church, is visiting Thailand on …

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Children might lose their online Norwegian lessons

Children might lose their online Norwegian lessons

The Norwegian government has proposed to stop the arrangement where Norwegian children abroad can receive Norwegian lessons over the internet. Thus,1,600 pupils are now in danger of losing their Norwegian lessons, among which around 50 of them are in Thailand. "In the proposed national budget for 2017, the government shows that these students receive an education they by law are not entitled …

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Sweden guarantees loans for poverty reduction and inclusive development in Asia

Sweden guarantees loans for poverty reduction and inclusive development in Asia

Despite increased economic growth in Asia, two-thirds of the world's poorest people live here. In order to stimulate innovative projects to reduce poverty, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will issue a guarantee of 1.3 billion SEK to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The guarantee will enable the ADB to increase its lending to new projects that will focus on …

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Riku Mäkelä is Team Finland’s extra resource for SEA

Riku Mäkelä is Team Finland’s extra resource for SEA

As part of enhanced efficiency and coordination within the ‘Team Finland’ umbrella, Asia can now benefit from an extra resource: one of six persons spread out globally is placed in Singapore. And this resource is a Finn with relevant knowledge within the right fields of experience, namely Mr Riku Mäkelä, Trade and Innovation Affairs Counsellor at Embassy of Finland in …

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Singapore's President on state visit in Norway

Singapore's President on state visit in Norway

President of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, has arrived in the capital of Norway, Oslo. President Tony Tan Keng Yam will spend six days there, as well as three days in Norway's arctic capital Tromsø. The President receive a ceremonial welcome at the Royal Palace where he will have lunch with King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. Later they will …

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Finnish fashion, lifestyle design Hong Kong pop-up store

Finnish fashion, lifestyle design Hong Kong pop-up store

Ten Finnish apparel, shoes, accessories and lifestyle brands, exhibited with a ‘Lifestyle Finland’ pop-up store in PMQ, Hong Kong during 10 September – 8 October 2016. It was an attempt to enter the market, position Finnish fashion and lifestyle design, increase their export share and publicize the image of Finland in the Hong Kong market. On 17 September members of …

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KTH, Sweden at Smart City Hong Kong

KTH, Sweden at Smart City Hong Kong

The APAC Innovation Summit 2016 Series – Smart City was held at the Grand Hall, Science Park the 22 - 23 September 2016, including a speaker from Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). This 2-day conference and business matching event focused on the global megatrend of smart city development and latest trends in smart city technologies and applications. Representing KTH …

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