Category: International relations

Rasmus Kristensen: Back in Asia – as Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Rasmus A. Kristensen arrived in Jakarta in September 2017 appointed as the new Danish Ambassador to Indonesia replacing Casper Klynge (who prematurely left in the summer to become Denmark’s first ever Tech Ambassador). While Ambassador Kristensen has worked many years for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Denmark this is his first posting as…

China-EU School of Law and Finland to deepen student exchange

The Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela, and the China University of Political Science and Law’s (CUPL) President Huang Jin hope to deepen Finnish-Chinese student exchange between high-level universities in Finland and CUPL. They discussed ways to increase university cooperation as well as the possibilities of traineeships at the Parliament in Helsinki at Lohela’s…

Sarawak delegation visited Finland

Chief Minister of Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo state) Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg visited Finland 24-26 September 2017 as part of a two-week study visit in Europe. The focus areas of the visit included forestry and digital economy. In Finland the delegation visited among others, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Hyytiäla Forest Station, the…

Vietnam Danish Energy Partnership Programme

Vietnam and Denmark has agree on new Danish Energy Partnership Programme 2017-2020 (DEPP) starting a new phase for energy cooperation. The programme was approved by Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT) and Mr. Thomas Egebo, Danish Vice Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, during his visit in Vietnam (in September). The partners also discussed Vietnams…

Fourth Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue meeting

Philippines Undersecretary Enrique A. Manalo and Swedish State Secretary for EU Affairs and Trade Oscar Stenström, and their respective delegations, met on 25 November 2017 in Manila for the Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue, which falls under the ambit of the political consultations mechanism between the Philippines and Sweden. This is the fourth time that both countries…

Premier Li met Speaker of Finland’s Parliament

China’s Premier Li Keqiang met with Speaker of Parliament Maria Lohela of Finland in Beijing (on 6 November). The Premier spoke highly of the development of China-Finland ties, saying that China is willing to promote bilateral cooperation in Finland’s competitive fields, such as innovation, green energy, environmental protection and vocational education, to create a better…

Finland parliament speaker Lohela visited Tianjin University

Tianjin Foreign Studies University has opened its Finnish language and culture institute. In early November the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela visited the Tianjin-based university. Maria Lohela also met with the president of the standing committee of the Tianjin, Xiao Huai Yuan. Tianjin Foreign Studies University is the second university of China, where…

Denmark’s PM Rasmussen visited Indonesia

On 28 November H.E. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed the Danish Prime Minister of Denmark H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, marking the beginning of the first ever-official visit of a Danish Prime Minister to Indonesia. After the welcoming ceremony, President Jokowi had a bilateral meeting with the PM Rasmussen to…

Foreign Minister Wallström visited Rohingya refugees and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visited Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström began her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström met representatives of the Government of…

Lars Løkke Rasmussen opened future employment skills Insead debate

On November 30, 2017, the demands for future skills were discussed at a panel debate at INSEAD in Singapore. To officially open the debate, Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, presented a short speech on the importance of inspiring each other globally and sharing experiences. The Danish Prime Minister was received with great applause at…