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EU Head of Missions visited Johor






The 11 ambassadors to Malaysia of the respective EU countries joined a European Union (EU) Delegation to Malaysia on a trade mission to Johor s17-19 May, led by H. E. Maria Castillo-Fernandez, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Malaysia. The three-day mission aimed to provide an open platform for dialogue and cooperation between…

Swedish embassy Bangkok visited Volvo Trucks






Kamlarp Sirikittiwatn, President of Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales and Ms Helen Savemyr, SVP of Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs and Operations, welcomed H.E. Ambassador Staffan Herrström and his colleagues from the embassy to the plant in Samutprakarn outside of Bangkok on 18 May 2017. The visit included a walk-through of the…

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…

Suomi Finland 100 Singapore Active Ageing seminar






Suomi Finland 100 Singapore seminar on Creating Solutions for Active Ageing – Together, gathered over 100 participants on 27 April. Ms. Pirkko Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs and Health of Finland met with Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for Health of Singapore in a meet and greet session before the seminar. The Ministers…

Ulf Ohrling resigned as Swedcham Hong Kong chairman






On 12 May 2017 Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (Swedcham) held it´s Annual General Meeting at Club Lusitano. Roughly 40 ordinary members participated in the meeting, led by chairman Ulf Ohrling. This was Ulf last AGM as chairman, ah he has decided to step down after six consecutive years as chairman of the…

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.…

Finnish minister Anne Berner took part in Belt and Road China






Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner visit China from 13 to 16 May 2017, during which she met China’s Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng, Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei and Director of Civil Aviation Administration Feng Zhenglin. In Beijing, Minister Berner also took part in the Belt and Road Forum…

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…

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…