Category: International relations

Over 50,000 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates

In 2017, 52,595 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates. Swedish embassy received the most applications (16,396). Finland was the only to feel a decline in applications between 2016 and 2017. Information provided to ScandAsia from SchengenVisaInfo.com shows that Nordic embassies in Thailand received 4% more Schengen visa applications in 2017 than the…

Annual Norwegian Seafood Gala held in Kuala Lumpur

On Friday 12 October the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted its annual Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner 2018. This year was a special dinner since they also celebrated 50 years of Norwegian-Malaysian diplomatic relations. The Embassy was honoured to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs YB Dato Saifuddin Abdullah as the guest of honour. The…

The Nordic missions met Malaysia’s Minister of Education

The Nordic embassies in Kuala Lumpur have met with Malaysia’s Minister for Education. “Inspiring exchanges during Nordic meeting with HE Minister of Education YB Dr Maszlee Malik on sustainability, innovation, challenges to fostering of independent mind-set, integration, increasing exchanges between the Nordics and Malaysia, etc. We are deeply appreciative to YB for taking time to…

New research centre Hong Kong-Helsinki Oasis

Chancellor of the University of Helsinki Kaarle Hämeri and the Consul General Johanna Karanko were in late September promoting a bid to establish a new research centre Hong Kong Kong-Helsinki Oasis for Innovation and Technology (H2O) to the Hong Kong authorities. Source: Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macau Hits: 101

Norwegian Business Delegation to China

On the occasion of the State Visit to China by Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja a Norwegian Business Delegation is arranged for 15 – 19 October 2018. This delegation starts in Beijing with ‘Pioneering Sustainable Solutions’ during 15 – 16 October, beginning with a get-together at EQUIS Four Seasons, Beijing. On 16 October…

Norwegian State Visit to China under way

The first stage of the Norwegian State Visit to China by Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja is well under way, stretching over the period 11-October! Upon arriving to Dunhuang in Gansu Province, West China Their Majesties on 11 October started with renewable energy on the agenda, getting a closer look at Dunhuang’s remarkable…

Nordic Chambers of Commerce support anti-corruption in Thailand

The four Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption(CAC) on 11 October 2018. The signing took place at the sideline of the CAC’s 9th annual National Conference “Disrupting Corruption” at Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok. “The Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Finnish Minister starts visit in Indonesia

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen visits Jakarta, Indonesia, with a Team Finland trade delegation on 8–11 October. The themes of the visit will be energy, waste management, logistics, infrastructure and the digital transition of industries. “The Indonesian market will offer Finnish companies major potential for exports and cooperation well into the…

Norwegian King Harald and Queen Sonja will visit China

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway have accepted an invitation from the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to visit China from 11-19 October 2018. The royal couple will launche the state visit to Dunhuang in Gansu Province, West China. Here the program will include China’s commitment to renewable energy, visits to kindergartens and the opening…