Category: International relations

Nordic green and innovative solutions in Thailand






On Tuesday 27 June 2017, the Department of European Affairs organized a seminar on ‘Nordic 4.0: Green and Innovative’ at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland shared national experiences from each country. Swedish Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, gave a presentation on Sweden and innovation and Vlad Månsson, Project Manager…

Juha Sipilä meets President of China in Beijing






Prime Minister of Finland, Juha Sipilä, met with President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, in Beijing on Monday 26 June 2017. Sipilä and President Xi discussed the bilateral relations between Finland and China and topical international questions. During their meeting, Prime Minister Sipilä and President Xi focused on President Xi’s visit to…

Malaysian dairy farmer increases production with Danish help






Kasem Hasam, Nur Dairy Farm in Selangor, Malaysia, has increased the production on his dairy farm by 20 percent with a little Danish guidance. In March, a Danish business delegation visited dairy farms around Malaysia where they spoke to the farmers about the different challenges in dairy production both in Malaysia and in Denmark. One…

Norway and Vietnam signs agreement for better safety at sea






Vietnam Hydrographic Office, VHO, and the Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic Service, NHS, signed a cooperation agreement on Monday 19 June 2017. The agreement marks an important step in international cooperation on navigational charts and for safety at sea, as well as a new milestone in the expanding links between Norway and Vietnam. Siren Gjerme Eriksen…

After 10 years Danida still makes difference for Thai wildlife






Visiting the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Uffe Wolffhechel, Ambassador of Denmark to Thailand, got to see first-hand how Denmark’s development cooperation, Danida, projects make a long lasting difference. The project has consisted of know-how transfer, better sustainability and involvement of many groups living in the area. The concept of the project has since been copied in…

Recognizing women’s work in Vietnamese agriculture






Sweden is working together with partners in Vietnam to strengthen gender equality, among other places in the Vietnamese farming of rice and shrimps. To see results of GRAISEA, the regional program Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investment in South East Asia, Anette Andersson from the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, together with Åsa Heijne, Sida…

New visa agreement between Indonesia and Norway






After two years of negotiation, Indonesia and Norway signed visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and service passport on Monday 12 June 2017 in Oslo. The cooperation is a new step to strengthen bilateral relations between both countries. It was conveyed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi in an Indonesia-Norway Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation,…

Kuala Lumpur Ambassador Nicolai Ruge’s farewell, Jesper Vahr is next






On 14 June the Malaysia Danish Business Council hosted a farewell luncheon in the honour of Danish Ambassador to Malaysia Nicolai Ruge, who will be leaving Malaysia this summer after five years. The lunch took place at Roost, a Danish-run restaurant in Bangsar serving delicious Danish smørrebrød accompanied by sponsored Carlsberg beer. Ambassador Nicolai Ruge…

Sweden in China – Ambassador Anna Lindstedt






Her Excellency Anna Lindstedt is the Swedish Ambassador to China, in charge of Sweden’s largest bilateral foreign mission. The ambassador is in Beijing since September 2016 but Asia is nothing new to her. She has previously worked as the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam and has been based at the Swedish embassies in Indonesia and Pakistan.…