Category: General news

Norwegian People’s Aid meets Prime Minister of Thailand






On 17 May 2017, the Norwegian Constitution Day, the Prime Minister of Thailand received a delegation from Norwegian People’s Aid, NPA. NPA is assisting Thailand and other countries in the region to get rid of the problem of landmines and other unexploded weapons that still causes accidents among the civilian population in these countries. 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…

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 support to Amnesty’s fight for Human Rights in Brave campaign






Brave is risking your freedom for your community. Brave is defending women’s rights no matter what. Brave is never giving up on what you know is right. Those were some of the messages on the pictures hanging on the walls as Amnesty International Malaysia launched their new BRAVE campaign. Nicolau Ruge, Ambassador of Denmark to…

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…

Norway to help Myanmar in oil cooperation






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 and environmentally responsible way, to ensure affordable and reliable energy supply to all.…

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…