Category: International relations

Swedish health and elderly care delegation in Hong Kong






On 15-16 February the Swedish health and elderly care delegation continued to Hong Kong, following two days in Singapore. Business Sweden brought Swedish companies over to Asia to participate in an executive 4-day program within healthcare and innovation. Under the theme “Health and Innovation for the Ageing Population” the State Secretary Madeleine Harby-Samuelsson of the…

Norway’s Minister of Agriculture and Food meets with China






Jon Georg Dale, Minister of Agriculture and Food in Norway, met with the Chinese Ambassador to Norway, Wang Min, on 21 February 2017, to discuss opportunities for a collaboration in agriculture and food. The two exchanged experiences on the research partnership between Norway and China facilitated by Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, opening for…

Norway build skills for jobs in Vietnam, Myanmar






The Norwegian government is investing in education and job creation in developing countries. On 14 February 2017 the government announced that they had entered five new partnerships for vocational education in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malawi and Uganda. “Lack of qualified labour is often an obstacle when hiring locals in developing countries. With this new program we create…

Vietnam desires Swedish support to reach climate goals






On 17 February 2017 Pereric Högberg, Swedish Ambassador to Hanoi, met with Chairwoman of the National Assembly in Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, to discuss opportunities to strengthen and bring the bilateral relationship to a higher level. Chairwoman Ngan emphasised a desire for Sweden to continue support to Vietnam in order to implement the UN…

Malaysian trade minister meets Swedish companies






On 12 January Malaysia’s Minister of International Trade and Industry, met with 17 Swedish companies active in Malaysia for discussions on various topics. Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamad was accompanied by Datuk J. Jayasiri, Secretary General of MITI, Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO of MIDA, Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud, CEO of MATRADE, and Dato’ Zainal Amanshah, CEO…

Swedish Energy Minister visits Indonesia






Accompanied by 15 Swedish companies working with clean energy solutions, Ibrahim Baylan, Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, visited Jakarta from 15 to 17 February 2017 to work towards an enhanced cooperation in the energy sector. Indonesia is as the world’s fourth most populated country and important partner for Sweden, both for increased trade and…

Swedish Health Ministry’s Singapore visit






On 13-14 February Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ representative Madeleine Harby Samuelsson, visited Singapore. The main purpose of the State Secretary’s visit was to gain a deeper understanding of the health and elderly care sector in Singapore. Mrs. Harby Samuelsson led a delegation that comprised of representatives from Swecare, The National Board of…

Vietnam and Denmark embark on Maritime partnership






Andreas Nordseth, Head of Danish Maritime Authority, visited Hanoi and met with counterparts in Ministry of Transport and Vinamarine to foster a new bilateral maritime partnership, writes Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam on Thursday 16 February 2017. As maritime nations and trade nations, Denmark and Vietnam share many interests, including in developing maritime business activities,…

Norwegian global health dialogue with Indonesia, Thailand






Mr. Vegard Holmelid, Norwegian minister counsellor in Thailand, attended on Monday 6 February 2017 the High-Level Foreign Policy and Global Health Retreat together with representatives from France, Senegal, Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa and Thailand. The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok says following the meeting, that the retreat facilitated fruitful discussions about the linkage between foreign policy…

Norwegian Ambassador on Malaysian strengths






H.E. Hans Ola Urstad encourages Norwegian companies to look outside Kuala Lumpur H.E. Hans Ola Urstad was appointed the Norwegian Ambassador in Malaysia in 2012. Before coming to Malaysia, Hans Ola Urstad was already an experienced diplomat. He has been working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1980, and besides assignments as Consul General…