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Denmark met with Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia

On 22 May Ambassador to Malaysia, Nicolai Ruge, and Minister Counsellor, Nina Talvela together with Bent Urup from Aqua Partners A/S and Michael Aaman from Veolia met with Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia. They talked about the Danish Malaysian cooperation within agriculture, following the signing of the bilateral agreement MOU and further discussed how to create…

Mika Lintilä deepens Finland-Indonesia bond at networking night

As Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland, Mika Lintilä visited Indonesia, Finnish and Indonesian companies gathered for a night of networking in the company of the minister. “I look forward to new business opportunities between Indonesia and Finland. Finnish companies can offer sustainable solutions to the Indonesian market,” said Mika Lintilä as he gave his…

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…

Swedish ambassador met ministry of environment Vietnam

On 18 May 2017 Ambassador Pereric Högberg and colleagues from the Embassy made a visit to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; where H.E Mr Nguyen Linh Ngoc, Vice Minister received them. They discussed key priorities of Sweden and Vietnam in fighting pollution, marine and sea resources and climate change. The two sides also…

Ambassador Maria Sargren on developing Cambodia

Going from working with development policies in the busy and lively EU capital, Brussels, to being an Ambassador in still developing country Cambodia is quite a change of settings. Maria Sargren has been the Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia since September 2016, and though it is quite a change from her previous life in the Belgian capital, she is eager…

Swedish representatives visited Trat mangrove forest restoration

On 20-21 April, RECOFTC, a regional organization for sustainable community forestry, and partners visited mangrove forest communities in Prednai and Tha Ra Nae in Trat province, Thailand to learn from their forest restoration journey. The delegation included the Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok H.E. Staffan Herrström, the Ambassador of the Embassy of…

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…

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…

Minister goes Viking biking, discuss equality and environment in Jakarta

Biking through the streets of Jakarta to promote a more climate friendly way of commuting, signing agreements on government cooperation on water and waste management, talking interreligious dialogue and women in Islam, promoting youth engagement and protecting rainforests. Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, had a busy schedule on her four day visit to…

Norway share LNG bunkering experiences in Singapore

88 representatives from the Maritime industry, government and research were present as Innovation Norway held the Norway-Singapore LNG bunkering forum at the Tanglin Club in Singapore on Monday 24 April 2017. Norway has 53 years of experience with LNG and were in Singapore to share their experiences, and in hope of building more optimism regarding…