Category: General news

Vietnam-Denmark Tvet project workshop held

Education leaders from Denmark, the Asian Development Bank, Vietnamese policy-makers, Vietnamese school and company beneficiaries attended a workshop in early January to review the first year of Danish-Vietnamese Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Project. The project’s main activities, success stories, pitfalls and common problems as well as policy recommendations were the major issues…

H.M. Queen Silvia, World Childhood Foundation visit Thailand

H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden and World Childhood Foundation on 7 February made a project visit in Bangkok together with H.R.H. Princess Soamsawali. Friends International presented its efforts to support children and families in the Rongwai Community of central Bangkok. H.M.Queen Silvia then moved on to Udon Thani, where she will continue her engagement for…

Unleash: A global innovation lab serving the planet

In 2017, Denmark hosted the very first UNLEASH Innovation Lab, gathering 1,000 talents from all over the world to develop solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, Singapore will be the new host. Board Director, Henrik Skovby, believes that the global community must embrace and collectively work to meet the SDGs for us…

Finland’s Minister of Justice visited China

“Violence and other harassment against women and girls are serious problems both in Finland and in other countries. We should share information on the extent of the phenomenon and the different forms it takes so that we can plan and carry out effective measures to tackle the problem together,” said Minister of Justice Antti Häkkänen…

Danish week – Sustainable City Solutions in Vietnam

In December 2017, the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam launched a series of events under the theme ‘Danish week – Sustainable City Solutions’ in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The campaign included exhibitions, seminars, film screening, master classes and a competition looking for practical ideas on how to ensure greener and cleaner cities. The…

Sweden held Southeast Asia ambassador’s meeting

“The importance of the Southeast Asia region cannot be overstated. The region consists of 11 countries and around 620 million people. Therefore; the Swedish ambassadors conduct annual meetings to discuss common issues and possibilities within the sub-region of Southeast Asia,” writes Embassy of Sweden, section office in Yangon. Meeting in Yangon the Swedish ambassadors discussed…

Air China to open Beijing-Copenhagen route

With the China-Denmark Tourism Year only just ended, another success has been secured. At the end of May, Air China is to open a route between Beijing and Copenhagen with four weekly services, Copenhagen Airports has announced. The many years of work to establish more routes and better air connections between China and Denmark are…

Successful car-sharing Volvo XC40 set for China launch

Delivery of the new car model XC40 to dealers started in January 2018, Volvo Cars’ first entry into the small premium SUV segment. Proving popular among car buyers, with global XC40 orders already exceeding 20,000 units at the end of the month. Following its successful introduction to European and American customers, the XC40 will launch…

Annual Seafood under the Stars, Bangkok

On Thursday 18 January, the Embassy in collaboration with the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and the Norwegian Seafood Council, hosted the annual Seafood under the Stars at the Ambassador’s Residence. The event brought together 250 distinguished guests including people from the private sector, government representatives, activists and other people with a love for Norwegian seafood,…

Nordics in Thailand to deepen cooperation

A well-visited evening event on 11 January 2018 saw all the four Chambers of Commerce organisations (Danish-Thai, Thai-Finnish, Thai-Norwegian and Thai-Swedish) in Thailand kick off their, intended, deeper-than-ever-before collaboration. It was announced to the members and guests in the lovely garden of the Residence of Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel, at the Royal Danish Embassy in…