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Swedish State visit to Indonesia report

Swedish State visit to Indonesia report

Covering three cities in Indonesia – Jakarta, Bogor and Bandung - the first State Visit to Indonesia by the King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden took place on 22-24 May 2017. The visit was expected to enrich and deepen the bilateral relations between Indonesia and Sweden. The Swedish government was be represented by the Swedish Minister for …

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Casper Klynge to be Denmark's first "Digital Ambassador"

Casper Klynge to be Denmark's first "Digital Ambassador"

Casper Klynge, who is currently the Danish ambassador to Indonesia, has been named Denmark's first "Digital Ambasador". The new position was announced earlier in the year by foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, and would be the world’s first ambassador for digitalisation. Casper Klynge will be charged with establishing connections to and liaising with tech giants like Google, Apple, IBM and Microsoft. “These companies have …

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Malaysian-Danish Breakfast Dialogue gave in-depth insights

Malaysian-Danish Breakfast Dialogue gave in-depth insights

On 23 May 2017 the Malaysian Danish Business Council hosted a Breakfast Dialogue under the theme 'The Stories behind the Headlines' at the Danish Residence. Mr. Yin Shao Loong, Political Scientist and Policy Advisor  of Selangor State, initially opened the dialogue by presenting a more in-depth look on current affairs, politics and the economy in Malaysia. This led to a …

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Maritime Defence discussions at IMDEX Asia

Maritime Defence discussions at IMDEX Asia

For nearly two decades IMDEX Asia, Asia Pacific’s Flagship Maritime Defence Show, has served as an avenue for the maritime defence community to discuss the challenges ahead, co-create solutions and exchange ideas. The 2017 edition also marked the 50-year celebration of the Republic of Singapore Navy. Sweden participated on 16 to 18 May with several delegations to re-affirm long relationships and …

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NordCham new National Chapter at EuroCham Cambodia

NordCham new National Chapter at EuroCham Cambodia

Founders of NordCham presenting their Certificate of Establishment alongside EuroCham President, Arnaud D'arc, on the left. EuroCham Cambodia launched a new Nordic Chapter on Tuesday 30 May 2017 as they introduced the new Nordic Chamber of Commerce, NordCham, at Raffles Hotel in Phnom Penh.  As spring started, Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia had their very first official meeting on 1 …

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NordCham Philippines invites to ‘Joint Economic Briefing’

NordCham Philippines invites to ‘Joint Economic Briefing’

NordCham Philippines, in collaboration with the British, the French Chamber, the German Chamber, the Italian Chamber, the Spanish Chamber, and the Philippine-Netherlands Business Council invite to the 3rd Joint Economic Briefing at the Dusit Thani Manila on June 8, 2017. The Joint Economic Briefing, carrying the theme “Sustainability of Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines”, brings together a distinguished panel …

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Empowering People for Change in Myanmar with Sweden

Empowering People for Change in Myanmar with Sweden

Ei Hnin Phyu Htun, Program Officer from Swedish Embassy in Yangon, visited Meiktila for a field visit last week, starting Monday 29 May 2017. In Meiktila, she visited partner organization of the embassy, ActionAid. To follow up on Sweden’s contribution to ActionAid’s implementation of the ‘Empowering People for Change in Myanmar’ program. Observations showed how the communities, especially the women …

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Improved livelihoods among Myeik fishing communities

Improved livelihoods among Myeik fishing communities

On Thursday 1 June 2017, the Danish Real Time Evaluation, RTE, team landed in Myeik, Myanmar to evaluate and monitor progress of the Sustainable Coastal Fisheries programme supported by Denmark. They observed a workshop on implementation of the programme facilitated by the Department of Fisheries in Myeik. RTE is an approach to enhance the evaluative work by enabling data collection …

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From exchange student to Finnish-Thai book translator

From exchange student to Finnish-Thai book translator

33-year-old teacher and translator, Kunthida Rungruengkiat. Photo: Nadja Dam Jensen. What started as a fascination of snow and Santa Claus turned into a career of working with the Finnish language for 33-year-old teacher and translator Kunthida Rungruenkiat from Thailand, better know as Ida, who has translated several books from Finnish to Thai. When 16-year-old Ida told her Thai parents that she …

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Singapore Airlines' first flight to Stockholm

Singapore Airlines' first flight to Stockholm

On Tuesday 30 May 2017, Singapore Airlines added Stockholm in Sweden to its route network. The first flight between Singapore and Sweden was celebrated at Changi Airport with Swedish meatballs and traditional ribbon-cutting. Operating five times a week from Singapore Changi Airport, SQ362 flies to Stockholm, via Moscow. The new route will complement Singapore Airlines' existing flights to Copenhagen in Denmark, …

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