Category: International relations

Finnish education know-how promoted in Hong Kong, China

The Minister of Education of Finland, Ms. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and a Finnish Business Delegation visited the People’s Republic of China; Beijing and Hong Kong SAR on 9- 12 October 2017. Ms Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is the first Finnish Minister of Education and Science having visited Hong Kong. Her action packed program on October 11 contained a…

First ‘Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum’ in Singapore

The Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum was held in Singapore for the first time on 29 September 2017. Mr Sam Tan, Singapore’s Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Manpower, delivered opening remarks at the forum titled ‘The Future of the Arctic: Geopolitical, Environmental and Business Perspectives’. Launched…

Denmark shared clean energy transition insights at ConEx

On 13 September Denmark’s new Ambassador Rasmus A. Kristensen gave a presentation in a high level plenary on renewable energy and energy security at the EBTKE ConEx 2017 conference. The Minister of Bappenas, the Deputy Executive Director of IEA, the US Ambassador to Indonesia, the Vice Chairman of Kadin, the Country Manager of IFC Indonesia…

Ex-Finnish PM Esko Aho’s speech in Hanoi

Finland’s former Prime Minister Esko Aho’s held a presentation in Hanoi on September 18 about Finland’s experience in economic development based on innovation. As part of the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme Phase 2 to improve the capacity of Vietnamese policymakers, the event was a follow-up to a presentation made by Professor Goran Roos in late…

Norway’s new ambassador to Indonesia: H.E. Vegard Kaale

As of September 12th 2017, HE Mr Vegard Kaale is the new Ambassador to Indonesia, reports Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta. Mr Kaale looks forward to continuing to strengthen the good relations between Norway and Indonesia in many fields. “Our new Ambassador has a broad background within both political and administrative affairs at the Ministry…

Danish ambassador visited Istiqlal Mosque

On 26 September Denmark’s Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen was kindly welcomed by the Grand Imam Prof. Nasaruddin Umar at his first visit to the largest mosque in South East Asia, Istiqlal Mosque. He was shown around the beautiful complex and got a glimpse of the Cathedral of Jakarta, which is placed just next to the…

Swedish Embassy met Myanmar peace process stakeholders

In mid September 2017 Anna Åkerlund, Ghin Shoute and Johan Hallenborg went to Chiang Mai to meet several of the key stakeholders in the peace process in Myanmar. They also met many civil society organisations working with communities in Kachin and Shan states, several of which are partners to Sweden. These conversations about peace and…

Therese Hermann new Danish Head of Trade, Indonesia

Therese Hermann arrived in late August as the new Head of Trade at the Danish Embassy in Jakarta. “We’d like you to meet our new dynamic and enthusiastic colleague Therese. Therese and our trade team will work to strengthen business and investment relations between Indonesia and Denmark,” wrote the Danish Embassy in Indonesia. Therese has…

Swedish Hong Kong CSR Centre reception

On 22 September Acting Consul General Joakim Ladeborn attended a reception on sustainable development which was organized by the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, the CSR Centre of the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The reception provided an opportunity for Swedish companies and the…

Digitalizing Maritime Business Singapore-Finland discussion

Finland 100 and the city of Helsinki jointly put focus on digitalization in the maritime business on Wednesday 20 September, hosting an all-day event for stakeholders in the field. The aim of the event was to create new strategic partnerships between Finland and Singapore to take advantage of the new digital opportunities in the industry.…