Category: International relations

Danish brands on big Chinese ecommerce website






A new agreement between Denmark and China has opened up for more ecommerce. Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has unveiled a Danish pavilion allowing Danish companies to sell their product through the platform Tmall Global, which is like a Chinese version of Amazon. The agreement follows Anders Samuelsen, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, visiting…

The EU and Singapore reiterate their free trade agreement






On 8 March 2017 the Swedish EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström visited Singapore and met with several of the country’s ministers. In her blog the EU Commissioner wrote that she had discussed the free trade agreement that had been concluded between the EU and Singapore. “Once in place, it will remove nearly all customs…

Finland helps Vietnam with forest management






On 8 March 2017 the Finnish Embassy to Vietnam organised a workshop in cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The workshop took place in Ho Chi Minh City and had a focus on management and sharing of data on forests in Vietnam. The workshop was part of the Forest Management Information Systems Project, FORMIS,…

Denmark, Indonesia discuss strengthening defence sector






On 9 March 2017 the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia paid a visit to the Indonesian Minister of Defence, Pak Ryamizard Ryacudu. During the meeting current defence affairs and concrete opportunities for increased cooperation were discussed, and the joint commitment to continue strengthening the strategic partnership was confirmed. Source: Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia

Sweden launches gender equality photo competition in Hanoi






Pereric Hogberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam, launched a photo competition highlighting gender equality in Vietnam on Monday 6 March 2017. In connection to the International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam Women’s Museum is launching a national contest searching for families…

Finnish Minister speaks for Gender Equality in Beijing






On 28 February 2017 Finnish Business Council and the Finnish Embassy in Beijing organised an event for gender equality called “Career Women First” which was also part of Finland’s independence celebration. Timo Soini, the Foreign Minister of Finland, attended the event where he gave a keynote speech encouraging career women to strive for the top.…

China Denmark Tourism Year opens in Beijing






More Chinese people will hopefully soon be wandering the streets of Denmark. 2017 marks a year where Denmark as the first EU country is working with China to increase tourism between. China-Denmark Tourism Year is the official name of the agreement that has been made between the two countries and was celebrated at an opening ceremony in…

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…