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Danish naval defence solutions introduced to Indonesia

Danish naval defence solutions introduced to Indonesia

On 18 – 19 May 2017 Denmark’s Rear Admiral Frank Trojahn, visited Indonesia together with a delegation of Danish companies within the naval sector. On the agenda was a meeting with the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Admiral Ade Supandi, who visited Denmark in October last year. This was followed by a small seminar, where the Danish companies …

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H.E. Hans Ola Urstad «The best Norwegian ambassador to Malaysia ever”

H.E. Hans Ola Urstad «The best Norwegian ambassador to Malaysia ever”

“Ambassador Urstad and the Norwegian embassy in KL have been a fantastic support for the Norwegian business community in Malaysia”, says Jorgen Torp, the Chairman of Malaysia Norway Business Council at the farewell networking om Thursday 4 …

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In the photo from left to right: H.E. Ambassador Hans Ola Urstad, Elisabeth Torp, Dr. Tone Sundt Urstad, Chairman of MNBC Jorgen Torp 

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Swedish Ambassador highlights Vietnam’s Start-up year

Swedish Ambassador highlights Vietnam’s Start-up year

Swedish Ambassador Pereric Högberg to Vietnam was addressing hundreds of companies in the start up and local business community at an event to commemorate the start up year initiated by the Vietnamese Government. In his remarks, he offered the Swedish experiences in innovations and how start-ups can be nurtured and successful in a globalised economy. Sweden is leading in the …

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New strategic partnership in Malaysia for Norwegian biometric firm Zwipe

New strategic partnership in Malaysia for Norwegian biometric firm Zwipe

Biometric tech company Zwipe (Norway) has in April 2017 signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Malaysian digital identity solutions provider IRIS Corporation Berhad (Iris) and MCS Microsystems Sdn Bhd (MCS) to develop, manufacture and distribute Government ID and payment solutions based on Zwipe's biometric technology in Southeast Asia and other suitable markets worldwide. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Iris …

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Danish Development Cooperation minister visited Vietnam

Danish Development Cooperation minister visited Vietnam

Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs visited Hanoi 4-5 May to further strengthen the Denmark-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership. The Main focus of the visit, hosted MPI-Minister Mr. Dung, was sustainable growth and new strategic sector-cooperation projects within food safety, environment, health and vocational education between Danish and Vietnamese authorities. On 4 May the Danish minister went for a walk through …

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Sweden, Vietnam agrees on closer ties to save marine resources

Sweden, Vietnam agrees on closer ties to save marine resources

In order to save marine resources and oceans, joint actions are needed. Pereric Högberg, Ambassador of Sweden in Hanoi, and colleagues from the Embassy made a visit to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment today, on Thursday 18 May 2017. He was received by H.E. Nguyen Linh Ngoc, Vice Minister. At the meeting the two parts discussed key priorities …

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Sweden attends forum on Pak Beng Hydropower Project

Sweden attends forum on Pak Beng Hydropower Project

Using the Mekong River as a source of sustainable energy was discussed as the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok participated in a regional stakeholder forum on Lao PDR's Pak Beng Hydropower Project, held on Friday 5 May 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The forum was arranged by the Mekong River Commission, MRC, who is responsible for facilitating the prior consultation for Lao PDR's proposed …

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Details of Swedish 2017 state visit to Indonesia

Details of Swedish 2017 state visit to Indonesia

The details of the programme for Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s State Visit to Indonesia have been announced. ScandAsia presents most of the highlights. The Swedish State Visit to Indonesia on 22-24 May 2017 is at the invitation of President Joko Widodo. The Swedish government is represented by Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and Infrastructure Minister Anna …

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Norway to help Myanmar in oil cooperation

Norway to help Myanmar in oil cooperation

U Tun Tun Naing, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Planning and Finance, together with Norwegian Ambassador Tone Tinnes. Norway and Myanmar signed an agreement for a 5-year Oil for Development program on Thursday 11 May 2017; a milestone in the cooperation between Norway and Myanmar. The aim of the program is to manage the petroleum sector in an economically, socially …

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Danish help for climate adaption in Rakhine

Danish help for climate adaption in Rakhine

Peter Hansen, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar, joined an identification mission to Maungdaw district in Rakhine State for three days last week. He met with the Chief Minister of Rakhine State to discuss the elements for a Danish supported mangrove rehabilitation and climate adaptation programme, as well as the ongoing coastal fisheries co-management programme in Rakhine. Furthermore, the Ambassador visited …

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Europe Day with Laplandia Vodka, Carlsberg and Swedish Gingerbread

Europe Day with Laplandia Vodka, Carlsberg and Swedish Gingerbread

Food and beverages brought in from various European countries was the focus point as all 17 EU member states represented in Malaysia gathered to celebrate the annual Europe Day on 9 May 2017. This Europe Day was special since this year is the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. The Treaties of Rome established a common European market where people, …

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